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Venture Trust CashBack Change Cycle (Venture Trust)

250 Causewayside, Edinburgh
http://www.venturetrust.org.uk/programmes/cashback-change-cycle/
https://www.facebook.com/VentureTrust/
@venturetrust
Zoe Grove
01312287700
changecycleinfo@venturetrust.org.uk

Cashback Change Cycle is a three-week employability programme supporting participants to build aspiration, motivation and self-confidence while developing key skills. The programme is for young people aged 16-24 who are not in work, education or training, facing long term unemployment and disadvantage as well as potentially at risk of (re-)offending or anti-social behaviour. Venture Trust has teamed up with The Bike Station Edinburgh to deliver a three-week course designed to improve young people's chances of employment or moving on to further training.

Following outreach preparation and assessment, a three-week course element consists of: Bike construction/maintenance including workshop experience (subcontracted to Bike Station Edinburgh) SQA Employability Award Employability sessions including CV writing, computer skills Short wilderness residential (including work-related tasks and biking) Qualifications including Velotech Bronze iHASCO online manual handling and fire safety and First Aid One-to-one support, mentoring and coaching Development of an action plan Following the course, support will be provided from Venture Trust's outreach workers which are guided by the participants' individual goals and personal action plans. They get to keep the bike they have built and use it for job hunting, accessing services, training, getting to work, and leisure.

Service Type

Employability and Education and training

Client Group

Care experienced, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19 and 20-24

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, and Stage 3 / Vocational Activity

Outreach offered

Yes

Young people aged 16-24 who are not in work, education or training, facing long term unemployment and disadvantage as well as potentially at risk of (re-)offending or anti-social behaviour.

The programme will be delivered at The Bike Station Edinburgh at 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1UU.

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