By Kealy Guest
After months of counting down waiting for libraries to be open again, making that transition is hard not only for us but also the community around in Stainforth. However, we are working hard to provide a place where individuals can take a break, learn a new skill, and even browse what the centre has on offer.
The generosity of our community has been so overwhelming from their donations, that as soon as we opened, we launched a big sale from our charity shop as a thank you to the residents of Stainforth. The efforts of our whole team, especially Anne Rodgers has allowed us to open our doors and open arms to our community by reinvesting the warmth and support we received during the pandemic.
Give I.T. a Go is now near on completion. Our highly successful project runs to encourage over 65’s using technology. In three years through this program, S4ALL has given out £4000 of I.T. equipment to so many local people across the DN7 area. This course was made possible using the profits from our charity shop and delivered thanks to the National Lottery funding. We hope to be able to resume this kind of training in the future, so if you are interested, please let us know. Our I.T. suite is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am – 3pm for all and anyone who needs support.
As you know, we have also re-opened Stainforth Job Club and are ready to help people back into work! Offering help with CV’s, interviews, job applications, universal credit, and volunteer opportunities to get a reference.
A big part of the Job Club is our Barrier Buster scheme, again, funded by the charity shop. This can help pay for construction/security tickets and equipment to help get back to work: CSCS cards, SIA licences, PPE equipment, FLT training, South Yorkshire Travel passes for your first month in work, plus much more. Just call us to enquire further if you are unemployed.
Over the past 5 years we have helped countless people into work, spending over £24,500 in barrier buster funding on training and equipment in the process to give them the best opportunities to secure sustainable employment. A lot of this work goes unseen, but we fight every day to help this community, person by person and family by family.
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