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The WISH (Well Being and Integrated Support Hub) Department,  started in 2013 when Threshold DAS (formally known as Llanelli Women’s Aid Ltd) were successful in achieving European Structural Funding (ESF) in partnership with Welsh Government, and financially managed by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). ESF aims to reduce economic activity in the convergence areas of Wales. The outcomes were to support participants into either volunteering, further learning, employment or supported employment opportunities and enabled us to work in partnership with local organisations in Carmarthenshire.

The project aimed to support women and men to overcome barriers, which were preventing them from moving forward such as, low self-esteem, confidence and self-belief. We worked on a one-to-one and group basis, on goal setting including workshops on Confidence Building, Assertiveness, Anger Management, Freedom Programme, Recovery Tool Kit, Money Management, Healthy Lifestyles, Maintaining a Tenancy, Career Planning, Mindfulness, Planning an Enterprise Activity, Entrepreneurship, Tai Chi, Salsa Dancing, Community Developement, Volunteering, Parenting and Arts & Crafts.

Weekly coffee mornings, with structured activities are offered for a relaxed and informal environment for participants to settle into our service provision.

We could refer participants to local training providers where they were able to access specialised training in occupational routes in line with our labour market.

We supported 610 participants in the years 2013-2016.

We have now secured funding to deliver these projects for another year under the Active Inclusion banner.

ME and YOU – offers Paid Placements to individuals in Caerphilly or Carmarthenshire

Believe – Offers accredited Agored Cymru units and qualifications in Carmarthenshire and Caerphilly to those 25+ including:

Safe guarding – 2 days • Working with Children and Young People – 1 day • Maintaining a Tenancy and Budgeting – 1 day • Assertiveness Skills – 1 day • Building Self Confidence – 1 day • Health and Well Being – 1 day • Volunteering in your community – 1 day • Community Development – 1 day • Understanding Relationships – 1 day • Customer Service – 1 day • Understanding what is a MARRAC – 1 day • Using Social Media Safely – 1 day • IT Skills – 1 day • Domestic Violence Awareness – 1 day • Developing Personal Confidence – 3 days • Moving Forward – 2 days • Hair and Beauty – 1 day • Arts and Craft – half a day • Setting up your own Business – 1 day • Entrepreneurship – 1 day

(Eligibility: Me and You and BELIEVE programme –  welcomes participants who are living in the unitary authority of Caerphilly or Carmarthenshire, aged between 25+, not in employment, education or training and not on the DWP’s Work Programme).

WISH – Offers accredited Agored Cymru units and qualifications in  Caerphilly to those 18-25.

(Eligibility:The WISH Project welcomes participants who are living in the unitary authority of Caerphilly, aged between 18-24, not in employment, education or training and not on the DWP’s Work Programme).

We have two new Programmes starting in December: The YETI – Young Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Initiative and PEESE ( People exploring employment and self employment).

If you are interested please contact:

Tania Perkins: Project Manager – 07944 700537 – TPerkins@Threshold-Das.org.uk

Felicity Lewis-Warlow – Project Co-ordinator  – 07759 113487 – FLWarlow@Threshold-Das.org.uk

Hadeel Dart – 01554 752422 – Administrator – HDart@Threshold-Das.org.uk

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