Choices is closed for business as usual
Due to the recent advice from the government we have made the difficult decision to close our service. We feel this is the responsible thing to do given that the current guidance from central government is for all people to reduce social contact in the community. Some of the most regular users of our service are older or vulnerable and we need to take extra care to keep everyone safe.
We have made appropriate changes to the services we are delivering in line with government health advice. We recognise that these are incredibly challenging times, but we are still here to help you. If you are in any way isolated or need our support with food delivery, collecting medicines or just want a friendly voice to speak to, please call us on 07391 056966 and please leave your name and number and we will call you back.STAY HOME STAY SAFE!
Our volunteering opportunities lead to employment for people that statutory agencies may find difficult to work with.
We offer an effective method of life and career coaching as well as addressing housing, homelessness, benefits, employment and other social issues.
Young people, especially those at risk of exclusion from school, not in education, employment or training (NEET) are encouraged to attend our programmes that provide information, advice and guidance, life skills, confidence building sessions and mentoring as well as fun projects.
Choices is also part of the Online Centres Network made up of over 5,000 grassroots organisations Brought together by Good Things Foundation. We are all working to tackle digital and social exclusion by providing people with the skills and confidence they need to access digital technology.
"THE COMMUNITY IS OUR FOUNDATION
IT'S NEEDS ARE OUR AIMS
IT'S SUPPORT IS OUR MISSION
IT'S DEVELOPMENT IS OUR ACHIEVEMENT
IT'S EMPOWERMENT IS OUR SUCCESS"
Universal Credit will replace several benefits including Child Tax Credit,Housing Benefit, Income Support, Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Working Tax Credit, Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Initial claims for Universal Credit are made and managed online.
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IT and Digital Support
City & Guilds Online Basic Qualification
We offer City and Guilds Awards in online Basics (Entry Level 3) accessed through Learn My Way.
This is perfect for building confidence and give learners evidence of their ability and an amazing opportunity to add an up to date accredited qualification to ther CV's.
EU Settlement Scheme
Choices are also a registered EU Settlement Scheme Assisted Digital service provider. We do not give immigration advice of any kind under any circumstances, but we can support people who need digital help with an application for Settled Status or visa renewals.
If you need our help, you must call and book an appointment through the central office.
The number is 03333 445 675
Stop & Search Workshops for Young People