Community outreach is offered to adults facing life challenges such as homelessness, living in sheltered accommodation, who are on low incomes and income support, and impacted by the effects of long term unemployment.
The courses in this free programme provide learning opportunities to help adults who have difficulty accessing learning to navigate towards a brighter future.
They cover different aspects of support including confidence building, finances and budget management, wellness and how to approach job searching after some time out of the job market.
Mind, Body and Soul classes are being extended to a wider group as we recognise the challenges so many carers and keyworkers have faced during the pandemic. Please sign up if this is you and you feel you would benefit.
Courses are already funded and therefore free to adults aged 19 and over on 31 August 2020 (subject to eligibility).
Enrolment is not dependent on location, as all courses are currently running online. We welcome people from London boroughs in particular, as some of our funding comes from the GLA.
Sometimes it's hard to feel motivated to do anything. Sometimes it's hard to make your wishes and wants happens. Let us help you identify what you'd like to achieve. Whether it's getting out of bed before midday, having the courage to speak to someone, or taking up a hobby, we will give guidance on how to reach your goal with a realistic plan of action you'll stick to!
The intent of this workshop is to:
- Establish what you would like to achieve
- Identify how you will reach these goals
- Create a realistic plan of action to achieve the goals
This course is for learners who have been unemployed for over 12 months and would like some support in searching for jobs.
Managing your money
Do you find yourself without money at the end of the month or struggling to juggle all your bills? Our budgeting courses will help you improve your financial situation by guiding you through what a budget is and why you need one. You'll discover how to create a budget plan and get top tips on how to stay on course to achieve your financial goals.
The intent of this short course is to:
- learn what a budget is
- understand why you need a budget
- learn how to create a budget plan
- gain tips on how to stick to a budget plan
Wellness - for mind, body and soul
Our Mind, Body and Soul programme provides 3-week sessions across a range of subjects to encourage people to look after themselves and support positive wellbeing. These classes are free and open to people with life challenges and also keyworkers and carers.
- managing stress and learning calming techniques
- relaxation through Tai Chi
- creativity through art
- eat well to be well
Further wellbeing support is available at:
Get in touch
If you would like to speak to one of the team before enrolling on any of our courses, they would be happy to chat to you - contact us!
Next steps and continuing your learning
When you have completed a community outreach course you may want to see what other courses could help you on the programme. Take a look at the range above.
When you've completed your Mind, Body and Soul course you may wish to move on one of our Healthy Living courses which include exercise, dance, nutrition and mindfulness.
If you are interested in developing your computing and IT skills, including looking at computer basics and gaining an accredited qualification in essential digital skills:
There are many other courses available from Surrey Adult Learning and from other providers to help build your knowledge and skills.