Skills Plus is a learning and skills curriculum offered to every Framework resident. With a focus on developing and enhancing key life-skills, the service is designed to give participants the greatest possible chance of maintaining their own tenancies.
Staff work with service users to develop their skills in several key areas including:
- Effectively managing money
- Shopping on a budget
- Sustaining a tenancy
- Health and well-being.
Each session runs for approximately two hours and is designed to help people achieve their goals and improve these skills. Sessions all take place at a location that is easy and convenient for people to reach by public transport.
We use a range of different learning methods and styles to keep people interested. We are not the typical learning environment – we inject fun, vibrancy and character into the sessions. A session could consist of a mixture of group discussions, picture-based activities, quizzes, media clips followed by a question and answer session.
No two sessions are the same and we always give out useful hand outs to read in own time. To ensure that people are getting the most from Skills Plus we will offer extra support if needed and follow-on activities to help put the information into a real life context.
Skills Plus is delivered at sites across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.
Skills Plus is funded in part by.