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Positive Career Choices workshops

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Learning and Work Institute is running three free events to launch the new Learning, Work and Wellbeing Toolkit.

The toolkit is designed to enable staff at carers services to work with young adult carers, either on a one-to-one basis or in groups, to help them explore their options in learning and work, make informed choices about education, training and employment opportunities, and clarify and achieve their career ambitions.

Although the toolkit is aimed at carers services, any staff who support young adult carers to make decisions about education and work may find it useful and are welcome to attend the workshops.

The Learning, Work and Wellbeing Toolkit was co-designed with six carers services and their young adult carers as part of our Positive Career Choices project. Funded by the Department of Health, this two-year project aimed to enable young adult carers, aged 16-25, to achieve the same level of success in education and employment as their peers.

Each of the workshops will run from 10am to 3:30pm. Please register to book your place for one of the following workshops:

  • Leeds: 21 November 2017, John Lewis Leeds Community Hub, Victoria Gate, Harewood Street, Leeds, LS2 7AR

  • Birmingham: 1 December 2017, BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR

Aim of the workshops:

  • To introduce participants to the Positive Career Choices project and the Learning, Work and Wellbeing Toolkit.

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to the ‘Think, Get, Keep’ model and how it can be used to improve support for young adult carers as they make transitions in learning and work.

  • Gain insight into how to use the toolkit.

  • Hear from carers services involved in co-designing the toolkit about their experiences.

  • Have the opportunity to review the support they currently offer to young adult carers, explore new ideas and practical activities that they can use in their work.

The event will provide information and context for participants but will mainly be interactive, enabling participants to try out activities. The event will be co-facilitated with the pilot projects.

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