Project information

Frame Forever

We are appealing for funding towards the costs of 1 support work trainer, volunteers expenses and improvements to our training areas so we can keep helping more and more people with mental ill health and or learning difficulties to reach their potential.

January 2017 - January 2018

Charity information: Pembrokeshire Frame Limited

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  • Need

    Need

    This project will help improve employability of individuals with work limiting health conditions as well as socially excluded individuals with low skills who are all furthest from the employment market. The range of difficulties includes getting up, timekeeping, use of public transport, communication, ability to process information and training, awareness of workplace standards of appearance and hygiene stereotyping and negative perceptions of employers, low self esteem and lack of confidence.

    Solution

    Our work allows us to give clients with pan disabilities self esteem, confidence and skills to become independent both within FRAME and in the wider community. Through this project opportunities created will be for each individual to benefit from attending the project on a regular basis, to learn and develop a range of new skills, to complete and achieve at least on 'Agored Cymru' accredited training course, become a valued member of a team encouraging feelings of self worth and self esteem.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Social Inclusion

    Activities

    » Offering meaningful occupation in a community enterprise via 2 training sessions a day, three days a week, teaching up to 4 people per session
    » Developing social interaction through pan disability activities and opportunities for group working.

    * Personal development plans;
    * Work star progress reviews
    * Progression of staff into volunteer roles
    * Progression of some staff into paid work
    * Verbal feedback from Clients


    Aim 2

    Developing Self Worth and Well Being

    Activities

    » Through supported personal development planning to monitor and recognise achievement and progress.
    » By giving responsibility. On going support is provided to enable individuals to progress to become volunteers & some individuals move on to paid work.

    * Personal development plans;
    * Work star progress reviews
    * Progression of staff into volunteer roles
    * Progression of some staff into paid work
    * Verbal feedback from Clients


    Aim 3

    Provide education and training

    Activities

    » We will provide courses in one or more of the many areas of training that we provide at FRAME.
    » Offer basic skills training up to 10 people
    » We will offer supported employment training

    *Records of training undertaken
    * Personal development plans;
    * Work star progress reviews
    *Certificates awarded
    * Progression of staff into volunteer roles/ paid work


    Aim 4

    Relief of Poverty and Social Deprivation

    Activities

    » Offer training courses that help our clients to become employable.
    » Provide low cost or free furniture and household items to pensioners, individuals and families in need.

    *Sales records of furniture sold & discounts made
    *Customer feedback
    *Evidence of progression of some staff into paid work


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will break down employment barriers, improve employability, encourage new skill development, build self confidence and self esteem. In supporting the work of FRAME many individuals feel they have become valued members of the local community. Some move on to paid employment. The project benefits all , those donating furniture and those needing low cost or free furniture. This project will raise positive awareness about mental health, disability & the work of FRAME, reducing stigma.

    Risk

    Success of this specific project is dependent upon sufficient funds being raised to employ a trainer & improve our training areas. Although we do not ourselves receive any regular core state funding we are fearful that many mainstream services will be withdrawn over the next few years & FRAME's work will increase as a result of even more demand. We know how much our clients depend on our support & work, so it is vital we are here for them & we will keep fundraising until we reach our target.

    Reporting

    We will update our annual report and accounts, and our social accounts with information about the success of this project. We will also keep donors updated via our website and social media channels.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £16,104

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,544 Trainer Training Support Worker - 1 year salary 22.5 hours per week
      £5,000 Training Areas Improvement work to training areas
      £2,560 Volunteer costs Volunteer costs to FRAME (support etc) & Volunteer/participant Travel
  • Background

    Location

    The Trainer and Volunteers for this project will be located at our Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire FRAME showroom/training centre. This is one of three sites in Pembrokeshire.

    Beneficiaries

    The project will help improve employability of individuals with work limiting health conditions as well as socially excluded individuals with low skills who are all furthest from the employment market. 1 training support worker will provide two free sessions a day, three days each week teaching up to 4 individuals per session. 2 volunteers will also provide two all day sessions teaching skills to 6 individuals per session.
    Members of the local community will also benefit from low price goods.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    With our work we have seen so many individuals at first castigated or written off elsewhere from any form of support, change and grow into valuable members of society. FRAME is a well respected charity and has over 22 years of experience of delivering training courses and supporting people with mental health illnesses and the socially excluded. We have recognised there is no other organisation providing the work we do elsewhere in the area.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Jenny Sims

    Chief Executive, leading the project and making sure that it is on course, monitored and evaluated.

    Training Support Worker

    Developing and delivering training sessions

    Volunteer X 2

    Supporting and assisting Training Support Workers

    The WHOLE Wonderful Team At FRAME

    All the team at FRAME work together to ensure the success of our projects - there is such a vibrant, can do attitude here.