The Upper Room and Caritas Westminster are delighted to be working in partnership to deliver a new FREE online programme for volunteers in outreach projects interested to become Dignified Work Champions. Called ‘Stepping Stones’, it will enable participants to learn how to address issues surrounding employability among people experiencing homelessness or hardship, and to take the lessons back to their parishes, schools and communities.
The Upper Room has been working with people experiencing homelessness and other disadvantaged groups in West London for over 30 years. They will be working with volunteers to share their knowledge and experience to enable practical and meaningful interactions with beneficiaries. This will include common simple fixes, understanding the benefits system and Universal Credit, CV preparation and interview practice, establishing where you can access funding for training and vocational qualifications among a number of other topics. Throughout the course there will be peer support sessions to consolidate any learning and understand better what works in the real world.
Sessions will be delivered online each month over a period of 12 months, (April 2022 – March 2023) and will include the chance to feedback and ask questions, and to lean on the experience of The Upper Room’s caseworkers…
We look forward to starting this programme and by working together to positively impact the lives of the people who are experiencing difficulties and seek our support.
Find out more about The Upper Room and Stepping Stones from Chris Francis, CEO:
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