In October 2020, we started discussions with The Whitechapel Centre about working in partnership together on one of our community learning courses.The Whitechapel Centre's New Beginnings Project is part of a programme offering support to people in Liverpool who experience multiple and complex needs. They work with adults who are affected by Homelessness, Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Offending.
The New Beginnings team works in a similar way to GTDT's Community Learning provision by providing people with informal learning opportunities / activities with a long term aim of supporting them into mainstream learning, volunteering and employment and in the short term, by building confidence and motivation as well as helping people to learn new skills and increase social inclusion.
"learned how to chop an onion, love feeling that I have cooked a meal myself, it was hard to chop some of the veg into chunks because of the size."
"stunned you can actually make lasagne without using an oven, was reluctant to taste but surprised how nice it turned out."
"learned a lot about different veg I never ate before and now like, found it difficult to chop veg at first but learning easier ways to do it now."