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Information for our Partners

Interested in partnering with TCWF?

If you have a group of 16-25-year-old young people who could benefit from building self-belief then we’d love to hear from you. 

The Colour Works Foundation works in partnership with youth organisations, colleges and young offenders to offer courses to those at risk of becoming NEET, those whose mental health is affecting them from being the best they can be and the most vulnerable in society.

Feedback from Partners

 

“I cannot emphasise enough the huge positive impact Colour Works has on the young people on our courses, many of whom are vulnerable and reluctant to engage with support agencies” 

Goals of the course

The Colour Works Foundation programme has 3 main goals for the young people who complete the course.

Each young person will leave with:

  • Tangible self-assessed improvements in confidence, emotional self-management, presentation skills, interpersonal skills and employability
  • New tools to gain and maintain employment and develop constructive relationships with colleagues
  • A personal development plan to focus on a future of hope and opportunity.

Meet with Us

We will come and meet with you to share more details of the course and how we can work collaboratively for the benefit of the young people you work with.

 Confidence of the young people improved over 70% after completing the course

(Average participant responses)

 

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As the work  of TCWF expands we will offer training and employment opportunities to suitable graduates of our course to deliver the programme themselves.

Feedback from Partners:  

Rob Guy is Youth Intervention Manager for the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service:

The sessions helped the group to better understand how they could work together to reach common goals, as well as helping the young people as individuals to see their worth and what skills they have to contribute. This had a real impact and improved their sense of self-worth.

The course really helped them to understand each other’s personality differences which in turn helped them to better empathise with the rest of their team members and cope better in situations that might otherwise be challenging.

This helps during the programme as at times of conflict the Team Leaders can remind the group of the different personalities in the Team.

The young people were really impressed by the profiles that were created about them and it boosted their confidence massively while also providing them with a non-judgemental base to start thinking about things they want to improve upon.

The course is excellent; providing individuals with a chance to self-reflect and think about how they come across to others.

The young people had a greater understanding of their personality traits and their ability to open up about their behaviours.

They became more honest and open to the possibility of setting targets to improve their confidence and teamwork skills, as they felt comfortable discussing this with The Colour Works Foundation team who were brilliant with them.

The young people are more open to talk about their challenges / things that affect them. 

They have a greater understanding that everyone has different opinions / ideas.

Two of the young people have gone on to join a course about how to set up their own business, one is in the process of joining the army, one has completed his security training, one has applied for voluntary opportunities to help others, four have gone on to gain jobs which they are enjoying, one is moving into her own place and one has joined college.

The Colour Works Foundation had a big impact on these young people reaching these goals because they improved their confidence and understanding of themselves.

More Partner Feedback:

 

“Thank you so much for running such an amazing course!”

Tylar Lawrence, Face Forward Peer Mentor

 

“There has been a greater sense of self-confidence and self-awareness, as students understand their particular personality traits are not bad, just different.
There was a real sense of empowerment as students understood their natural dispositions and considered how they might manage their relationships with themselves and others in order to achieve the most successful outcomes”

“The course was highly effective in achieving its objectives. We wanted to add value to both the academic and personal lives of the visiting young people. The anecdotal feedback we have received suggests that the course exceeded the expectations of the young people..”

University of Leicester Summer School

 

 The young people had a greater understanding of their personality traits and their ability to open up about their behaviours. They became more honest and open to the possibility of setting targets to improve their confidence and teamwork skills, as they felt comfortable discussing this with TCWF team who were brilliant with them”

Princes Trust Team Leader 114

 

 “I cannot emphasise enough the huge positive impact ColourWorks have on the young people on our courses, many of whom are vulnerable and reluctant to engage with support agencies. Liz and Gills have a brilliant way of engaging with every participant on the course and helping them to understand their value and skillset”

Princes Trust Team Leader 116

 

“ColourWorks was a really effective course for the YP. This cohort were particularly challenging and reluctant to engage with any outside provider involvement at first, but – due to Liz and Giles positive attitudes and willingness to persevere- they ended up respecting them and valuing their input” 

Princes Trust Team Leader 117

 

“Thank you so much to Liz and Giles for helping to change these young peoples lives and supporting them to realise just how much potential they all have!!

Face Forward 3 Leader

Thank you to the organisations we have partnered with so far:

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Face Forward is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the National Lottery Community Fund.

Outcomes for the individual

By the end of the programme participants will:

  • Value themselves and others more
  • Have increased their ability to present themselves successfully to others and manage their relationships better
  • Be able to make more considered and robust decisions
  • Have a vision and a plan
  • Be provided with signposting to ongoing support network (mentoring / coaching)
  • Have increased their employability skills

“I met new people and learnt more about myself and how to deal with different situations”

“Being able to explain what makes me, me. Learning about my opposites and how to navigate them”

“The colours really help to understand who you are”