Falkirk Employability

“It’s great to speak with people who have lived it and who know what they’re talking about, most folk come out with their textbooks and have no idea how we are feeling.” – Client

Our Falkirk projects provide safe spaces for those feeling isolated from their community to gain confidence and plan for a more positive future. Whether that be individuals trying to gain employment whilst navigating the stigma attached to their experience of the justice system; providing wrap-around support for individuals carrying out unpaid work through our gardening activity; supporting individuals on their recovery journey; or offering workshops that help manage stress, anxiety and support a healthy lifestyle – our Falkirk services offer people a judgement free support network to move towards a more settled life.

We have three projects under our employability programme, and also offer additional support through our outreach projects:

  1. FairStart - Working with Falkirk Council Employability and Training Unit  we have offered courses such as Basic IT skills,  Preparing for Employment, Managing Stress and Anxiety, Healthy Lifestyle and more. We are one of Falkirk Council’s preferred providers for the quick quotes scheme and all our courses are tailored to meet the needs of the participants.
  2. Lighthouse Service – We support people who have been touched by the Justice System through bespoke 1-2-1 support. This includes linking people up with services they might need and supporting them to move on to volunteering, training and employment opportunities.
  3. Community Justice Employability - Our Employability Programme is designed for those who are unemployed and on a Community Payback Order. We provide participants the opportunity to gain a qualification as well as developing listening, communication and work etiquette skills and self-confidence. The programme involves 2 SQA accredited units in Building Your Own Employability Skills and Responsibilities of Employment, both of which contribute to the Falkirk Employability Award.

“When I first came to Cyrenians I thought that everyone would know what I had done and that I would be judged. I was wrong on both accounts.”

If you’d like to find out more about our work and courses, or explore ways we could work together in the future we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at falkirk@cyrenians.scot

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