Learn2Earn celebrates its first year at Kensington Palace
On 24th March Learn2Earn held an event at Kensington Palace celebrating the successes over the last year and encouraged others to sign up to the free employability and skills programme.
25 local charities and support networks attended the event to understand the benefits and meet the team. Previous participants spoke about their experiences and what they had gained from the course. Victor, who graduated earlier this year said:
“I got a lot of confidence from the team and I hope more people can join as it is an amazing course. I have learnt a lot from the staff and made lifelong friends with people on the course.”
Over the last year 51 people have benefited from the programme and nearly half are now either volunteering or in employment.
Anna Alcock, Community Engagement Worker at Learn2Earn said:
“Many people who are long term unemployed have problems with substance misuse, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues; these issues coupled with a lack of confidence, limited further education and gaps in employment history seriously disadvantages them compared to others in the job market. Our programme helps to remove these barriers.”
The programme, aimed at the long term unemployed lasts for 12 weeks and the next cohort starts on 30th May 2017.
If you would like any more information or would like to make a referral contact Anna on 020 8354 5682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blenheim and the Octavia Foundation are working together on Learn2Earn, which has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to support people into education, training and employment in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster.