Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Thank you to Newground Together for helping us support 32 local jobseekers

Our employment adviser has been on long term sick leave since 1 January. The colleague who covered for her doesn’t have the same experience of supporting people with job searches. Nonetheless, with the help of Newground Together, the Brelms Trust and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, we were able to support 32 local jobseekers who would otherwise have received no locally based support.
11 of our service users either had no UK work experience or needed further training to be job ready for the areas of work they were interested in. Most were seeking employment support to comply with Job Centre Plus requirements for qualifying for JSA. Six were enrolled into IT training, one into ESOL classes and four into volunteering (two of them with us). Five found permanent employment after receiving one-to-one support and three more were helped to move from temporary or part-time to permanent or full-time employment.
We invested considerable resources into helping Ikea to engage local residents onto their recruitment programme for a new store which they are opening in East Sheffield and where offering jobs to local people was a condition of their planning consent. According to their publicity there are 480 new job opportunities. We put forward 9 applicants for the recruitment process, of which 3 reached the final assessment in a three stage process. We are also aware of 17 young people who were local applicants but did not receive any support from us because they were aged 19 or under. To the best of our knowledge only three of these younger applicants got beyond the first stage and none was successful. We are seeking feedback.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Driving Theory Course Starts Wednesday 26 April

Do you need to apply for and sit your Driving Theory Course? Would it help if you could practise the spoken and written English you will need for the test, or the computer skills needed to complete the simulated driving test?

Join our ten week driving theory course (two sessions per week, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, here at the Forum).

If English is not your first language, spoken and written English to at least Entry Level 3 is a requirement for this course.

To find out more please contact zahira@darnall.org.uk or neil@darnall.org.uk, or phone 0114 249 0099. The office is not always open but if we are there we will be happy to give you more details or enrol you for the class.

This course is being funded through Sheffield City Council and on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Reserve YOUR Place on Our Free Confidence Building Course, Starts 12.30pm Friday 28 April

Don't miss out! Places are already filling up and it's such a shame when we get last minute phone calls about courses and have to turn people away.
Free confidence building course starts 12.30pm Fri 28 April. Booking essential.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Pictures of our Women's Day Event

Collage of pictures from our Women's Day event [1]
 About 200 women and children attended today's women's event which we held in Tinsley!
Collage of pictures from our Women's Day event [2]

Collage of pictures from our Women's Day event [3]

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Women’s Day, Tinsley Community Centre, 31 March 1 - 5pm

Women's Day
A circle of women holding hands

31st March 2017
·       Stalls
·       Food
·       Book sale
·       Crochet taster session
·       Cake sale
·       Pampering
·       Tombola
·       Beauty Treatments

Contact: Zahira Naz for more information


Monday, 27 March 2017

School Cuts

According to the schoolcuts website Darnall schools will lose £585,000 between them over the next three years, which is equivalent to having  to get rid of 17 teachers.