We have the people we just need the equipment
Skills 4 You is the skills programme ran by Home to Work. We have recently been litter picking in and around Cleator Moor. It was an idea which began in the most recent lockdown allowing us to support our learners who were lonely and isolated as well as helping the community.
Being in the outdoors and in the company of others has positively improved the mental health of the people we have been working with. Until recently we were borrowing our litter picking tools from Works 4 You.
Unfortunately this is no longer possible as they need their equipment to resume their grounds maintenance contracts with the season running from April to the end of October.
We require 12 litter picking tools to allow us to continue this work in the community and to keep our learners safe.
We are currently running at full capacity in the training centre due to COVID restrictions. These organised outdoor activities enable us to engage with people who have either completed the course or are waiting to begin it. This enables us to help with any barriers they are facing and may also become part of the after care they receive upon completion.