THE honour of starting Hull’s domino spectacular went to a young woman who has changed her life around, thanks to CatZero. Beth Love, 21, of Hull, pushed the first domino at the Boat Yard in Hull Marina on Saturday (August 11) – setting off the chain reaction of two miles, lasting 60 minutes. Dominoes, by…
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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.
CLLD 6 (Hull Long Term Unemployed)
Aimed at long term unemployed and economically inactive people from specific postcodes of Hull, this programme started in October 2019 and ends in December 2019 and includes the opportunity of an 8-day residential sail.
CLLD Scunthorpe 2 (Long Term Unemployed)
Aimed at long term unemployed and economically inactive people from specific postcodes of Scunthorpe, this programme started in October 2019 and ends in December 2019 and includes the opportunity of an 8-day residential sail.
CLLD Scunthorpe 1
Aimed at long term unemployed and economically inactive people from specific postcodes of Scunthorpe, this programme ran until the end of August 2019. One participant in employment, one has just been offered employment, three are moving into further education, and one has been offered eight week’s work experience in a local supermarket. The rest of the participants are currently receiving intensive progression support from CatZero.
CLLD5 (Hull Long Term Unemployed)
This programme started in June 2019 and ended September 2019. This programme was aimed at specific postcodes of Hull and included an 8 day sail. Since finishing the course, four participants have started courses at Hull College, up to now – two have gained employment and we are still working with the other participants to gain a successful outcome for them.
Grimsby & Hull Veterans Programme
The Grimsby & Hull Veterans programme started June 2019 and ended in August 2019. As in the last Vets Group, the participants were mostly ex-Army, and with two RAF and two Navy with ages ranging between 30 and 59 years. Funding for the programme was received through the ABF Soldiers charity, RAF and Job Centre Plus on an individual basis. While the programme was running we encountered people with a multitude of issues which have come about due to their military service. The participants bonded well with plenty of cross service banter, supporting each other throughout the programme. Shortly after the programme finished, three participants gained employment, two moved into education/training. For some of the veterans our 16-week programme will be enough to address their needs, however there will be some participants that require a longer term strategy from us and so a rolling programme has been implemented. Once CatZero always CatZero.
The Veterans programme was the last programme to start in 2018 and ended in February 2019. Participants were mostly ex-Army but also included an ex-marine and an ex-naval officer with ages ranging between 32 and 57 years. Funding for the programme was received through the ABF Soldiers charity, Royal Marines Charity and Job Centre Plus on an individual basis. While the programme was running we encountered people with PTSD, poor mental health, addictions, family issues, lack of confidence, low feeling of self-worth and a lack of belonging.The participants bonded well and supported each other throughout the programme. New links have been created with the Royal Marines Association, Combat Stress and the NHS Mental Health services. For some of the veterans our 16-week programme will be enough to address their needs, however there will be some participants that require a longer term strategy from us. Once CatZero always CatZero.
Hull CLLD 1 & 2
Hull Community Led Local Development Programme. The first two of six programmes in Hull for long term unemployed in areas of need in Hull. These programmes commenced in August 2018 with the formal programme running until October and intensive move on taking place until November 2018. Work is continuing to support the members of these two groups and the outcome is very high with 21 participants now doing something positive.
Lone Parents Programme
The penultimate 2018 programme was a second tailored version of our core programme designed for lone parents, funded through the Humber Learning Consortium Community Grants 4. The programme was designed to run just one day a week plus one to one reviews with all activities held during school hours. This started the last week of October 2018 with the formal 12 weeks completing in January and additional move on support continuing through until the end of February 2018.
A programme for young people aged 16-19 took place on the North Bank of the Humber. Funded though Marr Seafood’s, the programme commenced in April 2018 and included an 8-day residential sail to the Isle of Wight. Twelve NEET young people completed the programme and worked intensively with our move on team to secure places in further education, commence training or start work. One young person started an apprenticeship and another commences college in York. A third is currently doing well on a training course which includes work experience with the NHS.
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).
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…
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…
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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