A SUCCESSFUL taster sail, building confidence and teamwork on the back of formal qualifications already gained, was held for teenagers on one of the most recent CatZero programmes. Running thanks to the support of J. Marr Seafoods Limited, the youngsters – all NEETS (not in education, employment or training), were taking part in the sail…
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Grimsby Full Families Programme (in partnership with CPO Grimsby)
Rolling Programme October 2017 – September 2020.
For families living in East Marsh, West Marsh and South Wards who want support in dealing with any issues life throws at them. Contact Sean on 07879 775193 to find out more or contact us.
Hull Community Led Local Development Programmes.
Presentation 7th August 2018 at the Parish Centre, Hull Trinity Square from 12.30 pm. Introduction Event 9th August 2018 from 10.00 am at Melton Scout Camp (transport from Hull provided). Two programmes then run until November 2018 with an 8-day residential sailing opportunity the first week of October 2018. Intensive move on support continues until the end of the year with unlimited additional support available thereafter.
These programmes are free of charge and are open to people living within targeted areas of Hull* who are over 18 years and not currently in employment, education or training.
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Grimsby Full Families
We are currently working with over 20 families supporting them to deal with issues such as school attendance, debt management, healthy eating and communicating better as a family. We are also starting to run a film club, a walking group, a sewing club with more clubs to follow based on the wishes of the families. Community engagement and creating stronger communities is at the heart of all that we do.
Marr NEETs Programme
The programme sponsored by J Marr Seafoods aimed at young people aged between 16 and 19 commenced at the end of April 2018 and runs until July 2018 with Move On support continuing indefinitely thereafter. Like most of our programmes, the Marr programme includes the opportunity of an eight-day residential sail which takes place at the end of June. Fourteen young people are currently working with us to change their lives.
Greenport Hull 8 (Beverley)
The last of our Greenport Hull programmes commenced mid-February 2018 with the formal 12 weeks ending on 4th May 2018 following a successful residential sail. This programme was for long term unemployed people aged between 18 and 65 living in Beverley and the surrounding East Riding area. Work continues with all participants to support them with the next stage of their journey and move them into sustainable education, employment or training. This support continues for as long as necessary.
Greenport Hull 5 (Goole)
This programme started October 2017 and ran through until the end of February 2018 aimed at long term unemployed people aged between 18 and 65 living in Goole and the surrounding East Riding area. Fifteen people started the programme back in October and five of these have now moved into EET to date. The Move on team continue to proactively provide support to all participants to help them move into EET.
Greenport Hull 6 (Hull)
The second of our Greenport Hull programmes for residents aged between 18 and 65 living in Hull and the surrounding area started in January 2018 and finished at the end of April 2018. Again, 15 people took part in the programmes with three of these moving into EET to date. The Move on team continue to provide intensive support to all participants to enable them to move forward and into EET.
Greenport Hull 7 (Grimsby)
The second of our Greenport Hull programmes for long term unemployed people aged between 18 and 65 living in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and the surrounding NEL area also started in January 2018 and finished early May 2018. Fourteen people came onto CatZero and four of these have already moved into EET. As with all our programmes, the Move on team continue to proactively support all participants to help them move into EET for the next few months. And it’s not just our 2018 programme participants who continue to receive our help. After completing the formal part of a CatZero programme, the Move on team continue to provide proactive support to all participants for a number of months, supporting them and guiding them to help gain additional education, secure a place on a training course, or find sustainable employment. Even after this proactive support finishes, the whole CatZero team are available at any time to all past participants to provide support and advice, update their CVs, provide references, carry our job search, practice interview techniques, help address any new barriers that are prevent people from achieving their goals … all as part of our ‘Once Catzero, Always CatZero’ offer.
Presentation and Introductory event – Team building activities where the young people are supposed to challenge themselves and meet other members of their team.
Delivery Programme – Delivered by CatZero staff along with partner organisations – fostering independence, trust, confidence and sustainability in an alternative learning environment conductive to young people’s needs. As an integral part of the programme the young people can gain up to seven qualifications.
Residential Experience – Water based sailing challenge aboard a 72ft Challenge yacht. While on board, the Young People crew the boat with the assistance of a qualified crew on a four hour on, four hour off watch system for the full duration of the trip. Elements involved include preparation and cooking of meals, cleaning, helming the vessel, navigation, engineering, all alongside local business volunteers and mentors. Carrying out such a watch system becomes very disorientating, particularly through the night which pushes all crew members beyond their comfort zone enabling them to feel a sense of achievement and self-belief.
Move On – Professional support and guidance, allowing young people to take the lead when making decisions about their future path. The challenges facing young people include finding work, moving away, accessing services, finding new friends etc. Making plans, solving problems, organising life and feeling competent and in control are vital ingredients to a successful adult life. These skills are generally developed by young people over an extended period, one challenge at a time with the support of our staff.
All new projects build on the outstanding success achieved through the nationally recognised award winning Wilberforce Youth Development Programme. “I just wanted to say how great the group was today. All were really engaged, focused and open to help and advice. They are a credit to CatZero and each should be really proud of themselves as they have now topped my favourite group list!” (Laura Fermandell, Sewell Group, After a visit by young people to the Sewells Skills Centre).
AS a 23-year-old Police Community Support Officer, (PCSO), Kanesha Brown walks proudly around her central Hull patch. “I never thought I would have a job that I love this much,” says Kanesha. But it was not always like that for this seemingly confident young woman – and she has CatZero to thank. “If I had…
A YOUNG Immingham woman is looking forward to a new future, after turning her life around thanks to an innovative development programme. Just two years ago, at just 21 years of age, Caz White admitted to being on the brink of self-destruction. She was drinking and reached extremely low points in her life, during which…
Impact/outcomes: a snapshot of our success:
CatZero began its work in December 2008 and in the last nine years has provided intensive support to almost 1,400 individuals as part of our many core programmes, with 59 per cent moving into sustainable education, employment or training.
Many others have completed short term qualifications or short training courses and/or carried out work experience and volunteering.
CatZero has also worked with 400 individuals to help with issues such as transition from primary to secondary education, school attendance and GCSE exam preparation and attendance.
Every year, we produce an annual performance report that sets out the 12-months in detail. The 2017 report is attached here as a PDF for you to read in detail. The top line statistics are here:
- Ten programmes were run or started during the year.
- They were delivered to 144 people of all ages across the north and south banks of the Humber.
- Of those 144 starters, a total of 95 per cent completed the programmes.
One of our most successful programmes, which ran between 2017 and 2018 was Green Port Hull – ‘Green Shoots’. Below, again is a snapshot of its success. To judge our performance, we use measures as set by the Education and Skills Funding Agency:
- Eight, 12-week programmes were run in Hull, Beverley, Grimsby and Goole from June 2017 to May 2018, to support the long-term unemployed.
- Our target number of starters: 112, (actual 117).
- Retention rate: 99%.
- National recognised qualifications achieved: 505.
- Confirmed outcomes into education, training, employment: 38.
- Confirmed outcomes into education, training, employment: 38.
- Additional outcomes still to be achieved to reach our target: 10.
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