The Learning Hub started at The Limes hostel in 2011, when staff identified a need to provide in-house training for clients. Since then the service has grown, and thanks to Manchester Adult Education’s Community Learning Fund, we are now able to offer education and training opportunities to local Manchester residents as well as The Limes clients.
To date we have worked with over 1100 learners, who have engaged with our courses and activities (those offered in 2017-18 are in bold), including:
Our most popular course is Tenancy Training, which is recognised by Manchester City Council as the Young Person’s Qualification and gives young people aged 16 to 25 extra rehousing priority. However we also offer the course to people aged over 26, who have been able to use their certificate to support RRL appeals and Serious Offenders Panel reviews.
The course allows learners to explore and understand what it means to live independently, with the aim of giving them the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully manage and sustain their own tenancy.
There are six areas covered on the course:
Learners participate in group sessions as well as having a one-to-one support session with their tutor. Our experienced team are dedicated to delivering a high quality service to all learners.
Since 2011 we have supported almost 400 learners to complete the Tenancy Training course, many of whom have since moved into their own properties and are now fully independent.
The Learning Hub is committed to empowering learners, supporting them to develop both hard and soft skills, increase their employability and progress to independent living. Volunteers play a vital role in enabling us to continue this work - we offer meaningful opportunities for people who want to volunteer with us, as we want volunteers to develop in the same way as our learners.
For anyone who is flexible and would like to explore different volunteering roles, becoming a generic volunteer will enable you to support the service in different ways.
We adopt a person-centred approach to volunteering, as we know that one size does not fit all - people have different skills and qualities and therefore we are able to offer bespoke volunteer roles.
As well as our Learning Support, Employability drop-in and Football volunteer roles, we are keen to recruit people with an interest or skill in:
This list in not exhaustive, but please bear in mind the nature of our work - if you're interested in working with animals then we won't be able to offer you any relevant opportunities!
On your application please specify what you are interested in, or this can be discussed further during the recruitment process.
Minimum commitment level: Once a month
Start Date: 06-11-2017