Our August 2018 newsletter is now online and you can download the PDF version here (2mb PDF)
During the summer months two sets of volunteers came into NET to help improve the gardens at our properties. Firstly we had a group of 16 and 17 year olds who came to help from NCS (National Citizen Service). They not only came to work, but they also raised money to buy gardening tools that NET could keep, which was fantastic. The second group of volunteers were from local firm Knowhow and they went to another one of our mum and baby houses garden to help tidy it up.
We would also like to thank local firm Conica Ltd and their Director James Wright who have kindly donated a soft play area and to Paul — also from Conica — who laid it and which looks fantastic and will provide a safe area for the resident to play with her daughter.
Celebrating our City & Guilds Successes
The young people who completed the City & Guilds Employability Skills Course in our own Training Centre recently attended an event to celebrate their achievements. To receive their certificates the students had to build up a portfolio of evidence either by written work, witness testimonies from tutors and practical sessions in all aspects of the course including; Parenting Awareness, Career Planning, Managing Personal Finances, Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Keeping Safe.
We would like to say a huge thankyou to Dave Scott from Magnus Church of England Academy for the use of their sports facility free of charge where our young people go to play 5-a-side football every fortnight with Carl, one of our Project Workers.
The young people really enjoy attending and it also helps them to build on their team skills, social skills and confidence, they also like to make sure Carl gets plenty of exercise too!
Welcome to new residents Max, Dennis, Charlotte, Josh, Ben, Alan and Andrew
Good luck to Natalie, Tamzin, Sophie, Tia, Adam, Alicia, Sophie, Gaby, Jessica and Lucy who have all moved on to their new homes in the local area.