Moving Forward customer training programme 2019/20

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 2019-20.

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

This training will broadly look at accessing the housing company online, sending and receiving emails and attachments, using social media and generally ‘surfing the net’. This course is aimed at people with little to no experience of digital technology. Most courses will be using tablets rather than desktop PCs or laptops.

Safeguarding awareness

Attending this short course will provide you with a basic awareness of how to protect vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect. You will learn what support is available and how to report a concern if you are worried about someone in your community.

Healthy cooking on a budget

This basic three-part course will build your confidence to make low-cost, simple and healthy food, whether it’s in an oven or a microwave! This interactive course is for people with very little or no experience of cooking. On completion of all three sessions you will receive a beginner’s cookery pack.

Making your money go further

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.

*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 May 2019 – March 2020

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