Eight people successfully completed a 12 week course recently to brush up on their life skills and employability skills at ng homes’ Saracen House.
Yet another example of the partnerships ng homes fosters to develop opportunities within the local area; 4Front Learning is a Big Lottery funded project developed by ng Homes, Glasgow Clyde College, Jobs and Business Glasgow and Glasgow Homelessness Network.
This summer saw the eighth course hosted by ng homes, where local people learned skills such as cooking, budgeting, computing, and became college students.
Past participants have moved onto volunteer within ng Homes, taking part in more community learning, and even move onto college and work!
Marie is a volunteer with Citizens Advice Bureau and a mother of four, who wanted to brush up on her life skills:
Why did you want to take part in the course?
‘For me anything you learn is part of your life and it helps you to shape your future or to gain skills which will be definitely used to promote yourself or even the wider community.’
What was the best part of the course?
‘I have enjoyed every single part of the course but computing and cooking were fabulous.’
What’s next for you?
‘I have started to volunteer as a peer advocate to help people with housing and welfare rights issues and I am also looking for a job.’
All the participants are pictured with their certificates.