This week saw the start of our new ‘Preparing for Employment’ opportunity, Team M8s. Three service users from Horizons, Sam, Daniel and Yvonne, went down to the main school site to support pupils and staff in a range of areas including supporting in lessons, admin, hospitality, lunch time support and cleaning.
The feedback from both the service users (who can’t stop talking about it!) and the staff at the school has been fantastic. All three Team M8s will now be going down one day a week to develop their skills and build their confidence up in the hope that at some stage they will be ready to move into the world of employment, be it voluntary or paid.
Over the next few weeks we will looking at extending the numbers and, going forward, expanding across all sites and taking it beyond the New Bridge Group. All the service users will have to complete a DBS check and we are now waiting for the delivery of our official t-shirts and hoodies with the new Team M8s logo on which they will all wear.
We will keep you posted!