New project to help improve quality of life is launched

A new project aimed at improving the quality of life of individuals and communities in Northumberland has been launched.

Tuesday, 13th February 2018, 11:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th February 2018, 11:56 am
Mary Ormston, community engagement officer from Karbon Homes, with Elizabeth Finch, company secretary, and Pauline Fraser, chair of Stepping Up (North East), at the launch of the My Life, My Way project in Northumberland.

The My Life, My Way project will deliver six-week employability and emotional support programmes to residents and communities.

The project, delivered by Stepping Up (North East), will involve tailored support and one-to-one coaching to help residents become job-ready.

Coaching will prepare residents for the workplace by developing their confidence, reviewing CVs, practising interviews, learning to balance work and home commitments, and exploring other options, such as self-employment.

Programmes will be delivered in Prudhoe, Hadston and Widdrington Station, and mindfulness-based courses will be offered in Berwick, Alnwick, Hadston and Ponteland.

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Karbon Homes has invested £12,000 into the project.

Mary Ormston, community engagement officer from Karbon Homes, said: “We are focussed on developing and improving our communities and supporting residents to achieve their goals.

“This project provides tailored one-to-one support and pre-employability training to help residents.”

For more information about the programme call 07956 787130.