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Silksworth Heritage Group meet in Beckwith Mews next Monday, 19th September, at 1.30pm. Guest speaker Ron Lawson will give a talk on various public houses in the Sunderland area. All welcome.

A Charity Compton Organ Concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care will be presented in Ryhope Community Centre, on Sunday, 18th September 2.30pm. Bob Chilton will be on the console playing popular easy listening music. Tickets £5 on the door. For more information call Mr.K.Potts on 0191 514 5234

North Street Methodist Church Silksworth are holding a Line Dancing Evening, on Saturday 17th September, 7 - 9.30pm. Tickets are £4 adult, £2 children, supper included. Pay at the door. All Welcome.

A Psychic Night is being held in Silksworth British Legion on Thursday, 22nd September, at 7pm. Tickets at £5 each can be obtained from the club or Bob Newton 07739312168. All Welcome

A Slimming World Group takes place on Thursday mornings at 9.30am in Silksworth Community Centre. For more details Tel. Elaine 07875578388

Blue Watch Youth Centre has been able to obtain funding for 2016 to help support young people aged 16 to 24, learn or develop employability skills, so that they are better equipped to apply for and gain employment. Since January, when the provision became available, Blue Watch has supported a number of young people into paid employment or apprenticeships. The provision is aimed at those, who do not wish to undertake new or further long-term courses and just wish to gain employment. Blue Watch also offers short courses including: Employability Skills, Food Safety & Nutrition, First Aid, in addition to work experience placements, tailored to the needs of the individual to assist them in gaining employment. Drop in sessions are also available to do job search, complete paper or on-line application forms and construct CVs. The Employability Support Provision is available to anyone not currently in education, training or employment aged 16 to 24 and resides in the East of Sunderland. If you are currently, claiming Social Security Benefits or working with Sunderland Connexions ask your adviser for further details or for referral to the provision. The provision will not affect your benefit entitlements but will compliment your current efforts in seeking employment.

Blue Watch Youth Centre has completed its sixth year supporting young people aged 16 to 18 in gaining further qualifications and works experience in order to equip them with confidence, employment and social skills to be able to progress into further education, training or employment. We currently offer the Study Programme (European Social Funded) in partnership with Springboard Trust Any young people aged 16 to 18, who are currently in the situation of not being in education, employment or training may apply to join the programme. Our programme consists of completion of the AQA Personal Social Education Certificate, and the British Heart Foundation ‘Heart Start Certificate’. In addition, anyone who does not currently have a GCSE Grade C or above in English or Mathematics, our tutors will provide sessions aimed at helping you to achieve Functional English and Mathematics qualifications up to level 2 and then on-going support in working towards GCSE. Elements of the Personal Social Education are aimed at developing employability skills, confidence, teamwork, social interaction and academic ability, in addition to gaining work experience and support in progressing into further education, training or employment at the end of the programme. Subject to eligibility, daily meal vouchers and bursary payments are available during the period of the programme, which runs each week from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm. If you wish to find out more about these programmes, please contact: Denis Crompton – Employment Advisor/ Senior Worker at Blue Watch Youth Centre, Burdon Lane, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0HR, Telephone No: 0191 5214060, Email: denis.crompton@bluewatchyouth.com