Everyone should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential – to live happier, healthier, more connected lives, whilst benefitting the community around them.
The training team and skilled volunteers walk alongside those striving to overcome challenges such as homelessness, addiction, and those on probation, as they journey towards a brighter future of education, volunteering and employment.
Referrals can be made internally through our recovery project, externally via other agencies, including many within the Homelessness partnership, and self-referrals. A risk assessment is then completed with our support workers to decide on the most suitable placement. When a suitable placement is found a taster session is arranged, following which the applicant is accepted onto the Trainee programme.
As part of our role within Faithworks Arch and the Homelessness Partnership BCP we strive to prevent and stop the cycle of homelessness.
To best achieve this, there are three key goals in Training:
- Every aspect is designed to empower the Trainees.
- The services must benefit local community members in real need.
- We aim to work towards increased financial self-sufficiency, without impacting the above.
It is essential to have structure for Trainees‘ within Arch Training. With a clear goal to work towards as well as developing an understanding of the biggest barrier currently preventing that achievement.
A structured, consistent environment, teamwork and support enable trainees to move towards achieving their personal goals. When ready, trainees move to the next opportunity sourced with help from the team. Trainees develop work and life skills, grow in confidence and leave with references for their future. The team continue to support as trainees move on, as we know this is a time of particular vulnerability.
We currently provide training opportunities within our: carpentry workshop, gardening team and warehouse/delivery team.