Pure Insight Trafford
What’s been happening in Trafford I hear you ask…. Well LOADS!
We have our training for volunteers starting on the 5th September 6.00 – 9.00 at The Point in Sale for 9 weeks. This will be training our first cohort of volunteers and we are very excited about it. Did you hear us on the local radio? We were lucky to have been able to use local radio to attract mentors to our programme.
We are setting up new partnerships; one being with the Beacon Centre in Stretford, one with Stretford Costa who have kindly agreed to fund a drink for our young people if we are meeting them in Costa. Jackie M Insight is also in the process of negotiating cut-price hair and beauty treatments for our young people at several local salons.
Jackie M Insight has been speaking to young people in the music industry and those who have been in the army to talk to some of our young people and encourage them. She is also offering advice and support around further education, pregnancy, work experience, relationships (specifically around staying safe)
For two weeks in November or December will be running a programme asking people to donate a gift for the young people so we can build up Trafford Supplies of underwear sprays soaps etc. If you feel you can support this request now then please email firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
We have had young people referring other young people to the project – they are really looking forward to being match to their mentor once the mentor training is complete.
One young person has stopped drinking and smoking cannabis for over a week now. This is a massive achievement for them. One young man managed to make his own way to the pharmacy to collect a prescription where he would have relied on staff to do it due to his anxiety.
We are also going to be joining the rest of the Pure Insight Family (at Stockport and Cheshire East) on the Llandudno trip in September.
There has been a lot of positive feedback from staff with regards to our input and we are very excited about the future.
Thank you to everyone for their continued support 😊