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. Our Falkirk services offer people a judgement free support network to move towards a more settled life; supporting individuals on their  journey, offering workshops that help manage stress, anxiety, confidence building and wellbeing support. We support  individuals trying to gain employment whilst navigating the stigma attached to their experience of being unemployed or having involvement in the justice system. 

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. QUEST (funded by Employability Training Unit) - Our QUEST project aims to reduce the barriers faced by people who have been involved with the Justice Pipeline through preparing, supporting and sustaining them into employment, volunteering and training, or to access universal services. It is a ‘Navigation’ service, assisting people in identifying, accessing and navigating opportunities and services based on their needs and interests.  
  3. Falkirk Justice Employability Project - Our Employability Programme provides accredited training and learning opportunities for people who are open to Justice, for those on unpaid work attendance who can contribute to other activity hours. This project provides a programme of accredited SQA core skills qualifications and one to one support working towards employability and using other services within the community. 
  4. Digital Inclusion Project (funded by Employability Training Unit) - Our newest project supports individuals to set up and use a Chromebook, and how to get the best from digital tools. In addition to this we will provide short group workshops that will enable collective learning in using digital tools.  The service has  been designed to provide virtual support during the pandemic and can be adapted to face to face work as we progress through the Scottish Government Roadmap.

“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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