Programme aims to help young people

Family Foundations, Portadown Open Day. From lert; Michael Gray, Brian Douglas (Craigavon and Banbridge Volunteer Bureau), Jane Gribbin (Volunteer Now), Corinne Jordan, Rachel Duffy, Eilish Crilly, Patricia Bentley, Audrey Cander (Blossom Sure Start, Portadown), Luke Bush and Jason Williamson. INPT3915-428
Family Foundations, Portadown Open Day. From lert; Michael Gray, Brian Douglas (Craigavon and Banbridge Volunteer Bureau), Jane Gribbin (Volunteer Now), Corinne Jordan, Rachel Duffy, Eilish Crilly, Patricia Bentley, Audrey Cander (Blossom Sure Start, Portadown), Luke Bush and Jason Williamson. INPT3915-428

The Clanrye Group based at the Mayfair Centre in Portadown, held an open day for their new Family Foundations Programme last week.

The ESF/DEL funded programme is set up to help families who have a youngster in the 16 to 24 bracket who is not working or in training or in education.

The programme sets out to provide direct assistance to these young people in order to help them secure work.

It offers help with job search, CV preparation, interview techniques and the programme is free.

Further to this there are free activities for family members as well as advice on handling difficult issues, such as money management and benefits.

A family will receive help to address any health, social and economic issues that impact on their daily lives and the young person can receive direction to help them obtain qualifications.

The programme is open to young people in the council area.

For more information or to join up contact Corinne Jordan on 07890 315 060 or Jason Williamson on 07890 315 059.