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Our Activities - Gosport and Fareham

Motiv8 Gosport have a new and exciting program, starting Summer 2021.  The details of this are shown below.

 

IGNITE PROJECT

IGNITE is an exciting opportunity, part funded by the European Social Fund,  to establish a ‘Youth and Community Preparation Training Hub’ for those who are currently unemployed or inactive living in the Gosport or Fareham area. Our aim is to encourage those from BAME communities, people with a disabilities and those who are facing multiple barriers to employment, to engage in a person-centred development programme, which we hope will IGNITE their passion to pursue a career in either youth work or wider community/support roles. 

Youth and community roles can be very rewarding, however routes in can be hard to navigate. For those facing multiple barriers to employment, the opportunity to gain valuable experience can also be difficult. Without suitable experience, people are unable to ‘test’ whether this is a career option for them and the idea of undertaking substantial further training can seem too daunting a prospect. 

Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development. As a sector we have been challenging ourselves about diversifying the workforce, in particularly encouraging those with lived experience and/or those from underrepresented groups such as the BAME community. Through IGNITE we will 

– provide participants with positive self-development, and a solid foundation in youth and community work which will support their onward journey. 

– support the participant intensively for 3-6 months dependent upon need, with the option of extending this support if required. 

The participant’s journey would include:

 • Personalised plan to meet their holistic needs e.g. managing anxiety, suitable housing etc. Alongside building on their strengths 

 • Regular weekly individual mentoring with a dedicated support worker 

 • Experiential learning through supported volunteering opportunities, group or peer meetings/training 

 • Accredited Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Award or Certificate – Preparation for Youth and Community Work (Laser Learning, Employability and Progression Award) 

 • Supplementary certificated training including; Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Trauma informed practice, Equality, and Diversity. 

If you would like more information on this project, please e mail info@motiv8south.org.uk with the subject line IGNITE

 

Supported by the European Social Fund