Head of Inclusion Richard Archer and Social Inclusion Co-ordinator Malcolm Webb had the pleasure of attending Buckingham palace on Tuesday 17th May, as part of the Prince’s Trust 40th Anniversary Garden Party.
A host of celebrities and 5,000 guests were present to mark the landmark anniversary of the charity set up in 1976 by Prince Charles.
Since then the trust has helped more than 825,000 young people, many of which are engaged through Cardiff City FC Foundation’s Social Inclusion “Get Into” and “Get Started With” programmes.
The courses are designed to up skill individuals with qualifications and work experience whilst providing a pathway to employment in areas such as security, hospitality, football coaching and media.
The Princes Trust Get into Security course for example is a two-week training programme for work ready young people interested in security work. Participants on the course can gain an NOCN Level 2 qualification which is required to apply for an SIA licence.
Programmes such as the Princes Trust Fairbridge provide individually tailored personal development sessions for young people aged between 13 and 25. It combines one-to-one support and group activities, delivered by Foundation staff.
Head of Inclusion Richard Archer spoke of the importance of the Prince’s Trust Programmes:
“There are hundreds of young men and women across South Wales struggling to find their way in life whilst facing difficult challenges that not everyone understands. Without the right support from the right individuals, these young people often find themselves disengaged from their families and society.
Through the courses ran by the Foundation and Prince’s Trust we provide a chance for these individuals to re gain confidence and self esteem. We provide emotional support on top of the continuous practical support to help steer their lives in a positive direction.”
The Foundation’s Social Inclusion department are constantly seeking new ways to to engage with more young people, providing support and better opportunities within communities across South Wales.
For more information on the Foundation’s Social Inclusion programmes and opportunities please contact Malcolm Webb by emailing email@example.com