Moving Forward customer training programme 2018/19

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Get involved - ways to get involved, News.

The Gateshead Housing Company’s free customer training programme, Moving Forward, is now available for 2018-19.

Our training opportunities give local residents the chance to learn new skills, meet new people and help to improve our services.

And the best part is that all our courses are free if you
live in Gateshead.

Need help to attend?

Help is available to support people with specific needs including:

  • Transport to courses
  • British Sign Language interpreters
  • Other language interpreters
  • Help with childcare costs in some cases
  • Information in alternative formats.

This year’s scheduled courses:

This year’s demand-led courses, organised at a time and date to suit all participants:

Digital training

We will continue to deliver basic digital training across Gateshead to help you cross the ‘digital divide’ and give you the skills and confidence to access online services.

The training will broadly look at accessing the housing company online, sending and receiving emails and attachments, using social media to reduce the risk of social isolation and generally ‘surfing’ the Internet.

Healthy cooking on a budget

This basic practical session will give you the confidence to make quick, simple and healthy food that will help to improve your diet without going over your budget.

Aimed at people who have little to no experience of cooking, you will see how much you could be saving even if you make a simple meal, whether it’s in an oven or a microwave!

How to manage your money

Receive useful advice on how to effectively manage your money by learning how to prioritise your payments and understand more about savings, borrowing and different types of credit.

This course will also cover information about utility providers and ensuring you aren’t paying more than you should be on your gas and electricity bills.

Safeguarding awareness

Attending this short course will provide you with a basic awareness of safeguarding, what actions or support is available and how to report a concern if you are worried about someone in your community.

The course will also cover the different types of abuse and neglect that can occur and give you a basic understanding of safeguarding practices.

*These courses will be arranged providing there is enough demand to deliver a session.

Great! How do I take part?

See details of our Moving Forward training courses April 2018 – March 2019

If you find a course you’re interested in contact the Involvement Team on 0191 433 5357 or sign up online: