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Seeds2Grow

Seeds2Grow provides accredited training and activities in horticulture to individuals who face complex barriers to employment and have substance misuse, mental health or other work-limiting health condiitons.

Participants from Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd will gain new skills and increased confidence in moving closer to becoming economically active.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Learn more about Seeds2Grow by reading the programme leaflet

 

Placements

Placements last eight weeks and include:

  • practical experience
  • accredited training
  • workshops
  • activities

Seeds2Grow helps people gain new skills and develop new confidence.

 

Benefits

Through accredited qualifications, hands-on work experience and one-to-one support with job applications, Seeds2Grow provides postive steps to employment including:

  • new qualifications -- CSCS Card or LANTRA Awards, health and safety, manual handling, garden tool use and maintenance
  • practical workshops
  • up-to-date experience and new skills
  • increased confidence
  • benefits will continue to be paid

 

Training

As part of Seeds2Grow you’ll take part in a comprehensive training programme, which could include a wide range of options:

  • personal budgeting and managing money
  • assertiveness and decision-making
  • customer service
  • working in a team

 

Criteria

Seeds2Grow is available to people who:

  • live in Gwynedd, Conwy or Denbighshire,
  • are 25 or over
  • are economically inactive or long-term unemployed
  • and have been affected by work-limiting health conditions.

Unfortunately the programme is not available to people who:

  • are taking part in the Work Programme
  • are taking part in the Work Choice Programme
  • living in a Communities First area

 

Partners

Seeds2Grow is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, as part of the Active Inclusion Fund managed by WCVA.

 

European Social Fund (2015) WCVA (Active Inclusion)

Contact

Name: Kay Ribbons-Steen

Phone: 07875 675643

Email: Kay.Ribbons-Steen@cais.org.uk