Update on our Support

Update on our Support

We are aware that some annual reviews have been delayed due to Covid-19 so transition choices may not have been made yet for young people. We still have a few places available on our Horticulture courses for September 2020 (we may also have 1 place left on our Catering course) and we are open and able to offers tours following social distancing or virtual tours on Zoom. We are currently providing education as normal for our young people due to our small group sizes and open plan spaces.

We are also providing some summer placements for any young people with EHCPs who may have suffered the most during lockdown in terms of curriculum recovery, confidence etc. even if the young people in question don’t then enrol with us in September so please do give a call to discuss further if this is of interest.

We have also just been awarded the prestigious “Leaders in Safeguarding” quality standard so I do hope you will consider us both a value for money and high quality destination for any young people in your borough with an EHCP aged 16-25 wishing to learn life skills, vocational skills and catering and horticulture vocational skills with 80% onward employability.

Contact us now to refer or for further information, you can read more about our offer in our prospectus.

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How to support us right now (for free!)

Green Corridor is now registered with Easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops online retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S, and when you make a purchase, sites will donate to us when you use Easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself!

It would be amazing if you could sign up, it’s completely FREE and only takes a moment.

You can find our Easyfundraising page at:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/greencorridor/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=en-e1

We are also now on Amazon Smile which means you can donate to Green Corridor for FREE every time you buy something on Amazon!  We would really appreciate it if you would make us your chosen charity on Amazon to raise free funds to go towards getting much needed resources for our current learners and the new young people starting with us in September.

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We are also looking for volunteers to donate their time to Green Corridor during these tough times to help us prepare for the large influx of learners who are enrolling onto our courses in September 2020!

Volunteering activities will involve being outside in the sunshine, working alongside our project manager doing hands on tasks. Examples of these could be painting classrooms, building fences, planting seeds and putting together picnic benches!

You don’t need any experience, we’ll show you the way and provide you with all the PPE you may need. We are inclusive of all and are able to make adjustments to make tasks easier and help you.

We have put measures in place to ensure our entire learning and development centre is safe, adhering to social distancing following government guidance and to ensure the safety of all our visitors, learners and staff. We have put a number of measures in place including; a one way system, a large amount of face masks available on hand, all visitors/learners/staff must have their temperature taken at reception, strict social distancing and higher frequency of cleaning of the facilities.

If you are able to volunteer and support our charity and cause, please get in touch today and we can talk you through any questions you may have. We’d love to have you!

 

Anita’s Story

Before Green Corridor

Before coming to Green Corridor, Anita had previously been accessing mainstream school, but always struggled due to her learning difficulties. She was accessing a special needs school but started to lose confidence that she was going to get a job.

While at Green Corridor

Anita was referred to the course by a support worker at her local Mencap charity and joined the 12-week Basic Cooking Skills programme (BIG Lottery) in January 2018. She loves learning and really wanted to get a job but was struggling because of her low confidence and had previously not had any success following on from other employment programmes.

While with Green Corridor Anita’s confidence grew exponentially, as did her cooking skills. She started the course wanting to learn about cooking to build her independence skills,but left with a passion for cooking. Alongside her Level 1 in Basic Cookery Skills, she completed a Level 1 Food and Safety course and often presented her creations to the corporate groups. Her attendance on the course was above 90%  and she was able to understand the importance of telling staff if she was ill and it was always lovely to see her beaming smile around the site, even being awarded the “Most Improved Catering Learner” award at our summer awards ceremony.

After Green Corridor

Since leaving Green Corridor Anita has attended several interviews in both catering and working with animals (her initial passion) and is now working in a school café/tuck shop as a Premises Services Team Member where she is making fresh sandwiches daily and helping to keep the café running.

She is doing fantastically, and with a little bit of extra support from Green Corridor she has managed to adapt her processes so that she is quicker and even more able.

“I love it here, my favourite thing is talking and serving customers. Everyone is very nice! I love this job, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.”