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Key Housing Association
In Thurso the Employment Development Team have run workshops for both workers and service users to help people think about the opportunities that might be available locally and what new things people we support might like to try. These workshops took place at a time when there were many changes happening in the lives of the people Key supports in Thurso.
One very major change was that a number of people had come to the end of college courses which they had been going to for some years. Following the workshops we now have people thinking about wanting to try to do new things. Obviously, different people are interested in different things – but the common theme is a desire for change and to break ‘out of the rut’ that some people feel they are now in.
Some people are keen to get a job, others are thinking about getting involved in voluntary work, while others are thinking about joining clubs or getting involved in new hobbies or interests. The important thing is that we need to help people find new opportunities that suit them, and make sure that each person gets all the encouragement and support they need to make this happen.
So a new initiative is being launched in Thurso. For the next year Dave Mainland will be co-ordinating the efforts of people Key supports, their friends and families, and the support team - in partnership with the local community and volunteers (including a ‘Project Scotland’ volunteer) - to try to help people find new things to do, find new ways of getting involved, and find new ways of using their skills and talents. Of course, in doing this people will have new experiences, learn new skills, and make new friends.
Can you help? Do you have something to offer? Do you want to make a difference?
If you think you can help please contact Dave on Tel: 01847 894158, or by email: Dave.Mainland@keyhousing.org .