Category Archives: Adult Learning

Smiling Susan Cooking 60 Christmas Dinners

60 Christmas dinners cooked and delivered with goody bags!

What a wonderful way to spread some good Christmas Cheer!

The Bus Stop Club broke its record this Christmas by cooking and delivering a total of 60 Christmas dinners to individuals and families we support! This was in place of having a sit down meal together at the Centre with clients and volunteers from our various projects including After School Craft, CAP Debt Centre, MOAT Courses (1:2:1 Management of Anxiety and Trauma Recovery), Food Store Cupboard and many others who receive our support.

Each dinner was delivered to the door by one of our super volunteers with a smile and a large goody bag full of generously donated groceries and treats. We say a big thank you again to all involved from those donating and collecting food supplies to assembling meals and goody bags to driving and delivering them. Thank you! Clients have said what a difference this made at this time, with some texting or sending us a Christmas card saying thank you!

Management of Anxiety and Trauma Recovery 1-2-1 Coaching

Management of Anxiety and Recovery from Trauma Courses

M.O.A.T. 1-2-1 Coaching

This new 1-2-1 coaching course has been running since September at the Turbary Resource Centre, and is open to anyone who wants to improve their wellbeing. Susan Sutherland is a mental health practitioner and has been studying Trauma Based Care, which has enabled her to write and present these informative and practical courses. The course is split into 2 sections: anxiety management and trauma recovery. Participants have found that they make much personal progress in coping with anxiety and experiences of trauma. This helps them to have better health and well being.

Key physiological information is conveyed in a way that is easy to understand. This, in turn, empowers participants to put into practice the various practical steps to wellbeing. Each attendee follows along in their own visually well-presented folder and are welcome to ask questions. Due to the psychoeducational nature of the course it is a permitted activity during lock down restrictions and adheres to social distancing and hygiene measures.

A registration fee of £20 is payable to attend weekly coaching sessions of 50 minutes, covering both parts of the course. Those who attend can opt to do either just Part 1, or both Part 1 and 2. 

The availability of individual coaching is proving to be a timely resource. benefitting one and all especially at this season of pandemic. It is open to anyone over 16 from the wider area of Dorset.

Please feel free to pass this information on to a friend or contact who may find it helpful.

FREE Money Management course starting Tuesday November 10th

You are invited to a FREE
Cap Money Management course at Turbary Resource Centre
Money Management course

Free money management courses

run periodically throughout the year

Tuesday evenings – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

at the Turbary Resource Center

Corbin Avenue, Ferndown.

 

We are running our next Money Management Course in early November over for three evenings across three weeks.

Do you want to stay on top of your utility bills, council tax and other weekly costs?

This course takes you through a series of short video clips with time to discuss ideas and opportunities on how to restructure the way you can manage your money more effectively using the CAP money management system. Great opportunity to look at putting a budget in place and saving for a ‘rainy day’.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in coming, could you let them know and ask them to get in contact with me – Pam Ansell – via email at pamansell@capuk.org.

Update on community activities

We were recently sitting and reflecting on all the activities that have taken place at the The Bus Stop Club since we opened the building 4 years ago and felt it was a good time to bring you up-to-date with community activities we have organised.

AND…

there have been so many activities people in the community have participated in.

From the Job Club and the I.T workshops which have been running for three years – we have helped over 100 people improve their computing skills with many people go on to find jobs after attending the Job Club as well.

Our Friday night cafe which operates during term time is popular throughout the year and very much so in the winter months. Its just completed its second year of operation and provides nutritious, generous and tasty meals for a very, VERY reasonable price. Its a great time for families to come together eat, chat and relax before heading home or elsewhere.

The Make Lunch Sessions have been well attended and provided a ‘fun time’ for families during the school holidays.

The After School Club open on Wednesdays has proved very popular with families – giving kids access to computers for homework and game time, the craft activities running along side allow parents and kids to access materials they might not have at home – a creative space and time exploring different themes.

We also run Money Management Courses using CAP material which is a completely FREE and confidential money management and debt counselling service. It is available to everyone who has an income of wages and/or benefits and helps people learn to manage money and expenditure more effectively.

Last year the East Dorset CAP Centre opened at the Turbary Resource Centre and we have helped over 16 families tackle their debt situation with 2 families becoming debt free just after one year. This service is aimed at anyone who has a debt they feel they need help with. A couple of questions you can ask yourself – are you struggling to pay your bills, are you falling further into debt? If so, then the team at the centre can help you.

The Parenting and Cooking Courses have given parents and families the encouragement to build better relationships and whilst cooking to enjoy the meals and take the ideas home to try out.

We are continuing to run activities to benefit the community and we will bring you news on those in a further update!