Learning new skills in Inverclyde!

Friday 8 December 2023

Our mission is to develop and deliver the best personal supports that listen to what people want and achieve what matters to them.  Learning new skills to help people become more independent is something that most of the people we support are looking to achieve and local initiatives such as the one introduced by Inverclyde Council is very much appreciated!


Inverclyde Council recently launched a new learning and development opportunity for adults who live locally in Inverclyde and are 18+. The course provides tailored support/training opportunities to anyone who feels this would be of benefit to them.

Our Service had been contacted by one of the community learning development workers Donna, who gave us more information on this free service. We shared this information with the people we support in Inverclyde and offered the opportunity to take part if they wished! There was a good response and most people said they would be interested in attending the sessions to learn new skills and also to develop existing skills.

The course also aims to improve confidence around money management, including paying bills, savings, basic number skills and hints and tips on how to get the best deal while shopping!

The good thing about the sessions is that they are tailored to suit each person and can be done on a 1-1 basis or in small or large group sessions. We have had 6 supported individuals attend the course over the last few weeks, this has been on a 1-1 basis with those who have preferred this as well as attending group sessions. The sessions have been done in the local TRFS hub at Union Street as well as other venues throughout Inverclyde.

Some of the feedback from those who attended the sessions were: -

 “I feel more confident now counting my money when in shops”

 “I have enjoyed attending the session”

 “Its good to look about for better deals on items you can save money”

 “One day I will hopefully be able to fully manage my own money”

At the end of the sessions those who wish to go on to further learning will have the opportunity to gain a level 2/SCQF Level 5 qualification.

More information from Inverclyde Council is available here.

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