Education Training & Employment
HRS currently offers a range of services to support service users through their recovery. Although these interventions are based in our Reintegration Hub, they can be access at any point through service users’ treatment journey. Services available include:
Keeping it R.E.A.L
The aim of the group is to support our service users to fulfil their potential. Topics covered include: goal setting, team work, interpersonal skills, confidence building, assertiveness, motivation, communication and listening skills. We aim to support service users to progress on to education, training and employment. R.E.A.L. or ‘Responsible for Every Action in Life’ Sessions runs every Thursday with additional one to one support available. This group is facilitated by two members of staff and is open to all. There were 5 sessions offered in Quarter 2 with a total of 11 attendances.
Literacy and Numeracy Group
This is an informal drop-in group running twice a week, focusing on the use of literacy and numeracy skills in practical situations. The service offers individual support, practical activities, written exercises and computer based learning and facilitator presentations. We aim to support service users to improve on basic Math’s and English skills and support progress through education, training and employment; 8 service users have attended these groups.
Work and Learning Drop-in
This is open to any service users who have an interest in training, employment, education and volunteering or just simply want to talk to someone about what opportunities are available. We aim to support service users at all stages of their recovery to progress towards desired educational or career goals. Facilitators are able to offer tailored advice and guidance regarding education and training available locally and pan London. Service users access the I.C.T. suite for all training and employment related tasks. In addition, peer support from two former service users is also offered. There have been a total of 8 drop in sessions offered in Quarter 2, with 6 attendances by 5 service users.
I.C.T. (Information and Communications Technology)
We offer informal open sessions for people with all levels of I.C.T. knowledge, including those who’ve never used a computer before. Service users are able to set up an email account, learn to use the internet and a variety of other programs. Facilitators and volunteer peer support workers are able to support service users learn basic skills, or for those with more advanced knowledge, it is an opportunity to further develop their skills.