A Social Hub
Better Futures offers a friendly, relaxed and safe environment where individuals can drop in to chat to others and develop friendships. This helps our members to feel a sense of belonging and is important for their well-being and to prevent isolation.Members are encouraged to interact with one another through activities and are supported to develop relationships with others that can be continued outside of Better Futures.
A quiet area is available where people can treat themselves to a foot spa or nail painting to ease stress and anxiety and chat to staff in confidence.
People are able to make their own drinks and purchase healthy snacks whilst practicing their money skills.
Access to Computers with FREE Internet
Better Futures has a computer suite with 5 computers, a laptop and various tablets to offer a variety of technology. Support is provided to use computers, digital photography and access the internet and social media safely. Members can learn learn basic IT skills and support is provided with completing on-line forms such as housing applications and job applications.
Support to Improve Health and Wellbeing
Regular groups and information sessions offer advice and guidance on healthy eating, health awareness and exercise with support from Better Futures staff in conjunction with other health professionals.
Help with Volunteering and Vork
Better Futures work closely with PLUSS to support those individuals who are keen to try work opportunities or volunteering. Help is provided to seek opportunities, complete CV's and application forms and improve work related skills such as social skills, basic numeracy and literacy.
Information and Advice
Staff and volunteers are available to listen and provide support with general enquiries such as bus timetables, cinema listings, help with relationships, support with letters & bills, information on benefits, help finding things to do around the city, referrals to other organisations and much more.
Better Futures also provides help and support to parents, carers and other professionals.
Better Futures organise an annual Christmas party and also a summer BBQ and disco. These events are very popular and enable members to enjoy an evening of entertainment within the community in a safe, accessible setting supported by staff.
Support to Develop Skills
A range of workshops, groups and activities are provided to motivate, improve self esteem and aid the development of life skills. Groups include cookery, basic literacy, money skills, art and crafts, health information, ladies group, relaxation and many more.
Such groups aid the development of independent living skills and social skills and are planned according to our members wishes.
Members are offered an annual needs assessment where they can identify the areas they would most like help and support. This enables people to set their own goals and enables staff to measure progress made.
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