Edventure Frome – working with young people – MAKE course
MAKE course – Young adults aged 18-35 including those who are out of work, looking for a new direction and who want to gain confidence. Spend 3 weeks in a team learning to design, make and sell products made from raw materials such as metal, wood, fabric, silver and leather. Students work with a local maker to create things to sell at the Frome Independent Market. See the website for the course times and booking form. FREE.
After the course young people can leave the course with very different ideas of what they’d like to do next. We offer MAKE students a selection of opportunities after the course finishes. What we can offer includes mentoring, coaching, workspace, workshops and group meet-ups and in exchange we ask for you to do some volunteering for Edventure.
Positive People – support for those not in work
Positive People offers a lifeline to people who are not in work, no matter what the reason. It can help build confidence, skills and give people a sense of hope for their future.
The programme offers 1:1 support to help people move forward with life, and can help people get involved with new and exciting activities to help build confidence and meet new people. It also provides free specialised support towards overcoming barriers to work such as anxiety or isolation issues, access to benefits, housing, financial or other health issues.
The programme is open to anyone over 18 who is out of work. You can access this service without a referral.
YMCA Job Club for 18-25 year olds – Frome
Come along to the Routes Drop-in Centre at 1a Palmer Street, Frome, BA11 1DS for help with the following:
-Universal credit, work commitments and to do lists.
-Job searching & applications, and preparing your CV.
-Looking for volunteering opportunities
When: Mondays and Thursdays 2.00pm-4:30pm. For more information please contact Sue Crisfield, Drop in Centre Team Leader.
Keyring Employment Hub
Keyring employment Hub The Cheese and Grain every Thursday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Develop your CV search for jobs including volunteering.
IT Help at Home
IT Help at Home provides IT training for people in Somerset who find it difficult to access formal IT classes, at no cost to the learner.
Our learners are people who are unable to leave their home through physical disability, such as illness, being elderly, having problems with their hearing or eyesight, We also support home carers and those that are isolated in rural areas and not easily able to travel to public courses.
We provide 12 sessions of free computer tuition on a one-to-one basis in a learner’s home. Typically, each session lasts 1-2 hours and is spread over a 12 week period, although this is flexible. Tutoring is provided by volunteers and is tailored to suit each learner’s existing computing knowledge and the aspects they wish to explore. Learners range from complete novices to more advanced users. If the learner does not own a computer they can be lent a laptop for the duration of the course, but they will need access to the internet
Job Club – Shepton Mallet
Salvation Army Centre, offers advice and support on CV’s, Job Searches and Benefits.Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet, Takes place every Monday from 1pm-3pm
Computer Use Support
Free support to use computers and to do job searches at Cheese and Grain, Frome. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays 10-12noon.
Numbers and Budgetting Support
These free sessions are held at at St John’s Residents’ Centre, St Johns Road, Frome, Wednesday 4-6pm.