Written by: Jo Atkinson
The end of a course, but the beginning of so much more
Here at Hessle Road Network we were lucky to be coming towards the end of our very successful Employability Course, funded by ESF, CG5, just as the lock-down impacted the community. This meant our learners had all the support and opportunity offered by the course, and we have had great results, 30% into employment, 60% waiting to go into further education.
Our class of 2020 are a tight knit bunch, and some real friendships have blossomed, we know they are all offering each other support during this strange and challenging time, as are Hessle Road Network to our learners. We are supplying food parcels, craft packs for their children, activity packs for them, as well as links to employment information and online learning opportunities.
I know all we are doing is so much appreciated by the group, but by far, the thing they seem to look forward to the most, is the phone calls we make, checking in with them, chatting, laughing and hopefully offering a glimpse of better things to come.