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GMYN Care Experienced Young People Programme Spring 2020

Get involved in Cooking for the Community. Every week we will be cooking a new dish and donating our food to different areas of need within the community.

  • Meet new people 
  • Enhance your culinary skills 
  • Learn new recipes 
  • Give back to your community 
  • Enhance your CV

Date & Time: Fridays 4-6pm from 17th April

Location: New Kershaw Centre Travel expenses and refreshments provided.

For more information contact Rachael on 07592886665 or

More infomration on this programme in the Downloads section.


Women Only Step Up to Success Empowerment Programme

The Enterprise Centre is taking bookings for their April women-only Step Up to Success empowerment programme.  The programme is open to women over the age of 16 and not in full time employment.  The 8-week accredited programme runs on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm and will teach the tools and techniques that can help women to shape their destiny, improve health, family relationships and job prospects.  The Enterprise Centre cover transport costs and provide lunch, and can even cover child care costs.   For more details including dates and venue, please e-mail

 Youth Activities at The Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix Centre, St Mary’s Park, Prestwich run a range of free and inclusive youth activities.  Click on the link to find more information.  

Greater Manchester Youth Network Careers drop in for care leavers in Bury

Thursdays 230-4pm, New Kershaw Centre.

Come and have a chat about your future and look at options for placements, careers, applying for jobs, finding training, CV writing and volunteering. See the leaflet in the downloads on the left hand side.

More information from  07486926938 or Cat on 07909915389

Wheels for All

Wheels for All are now running sessions every week on Mondays and Thursdays from 11am – 2pm at Clarence Park.   For more information, click on the link

BEE Heard

Aged 16-25? Do you want young people to get the mental health care they deserve? Interested in being part of that change? Get your voice heard by the people that make decisions in Greater Manchester!

You’ll meet once a month with other young people from around Greater Manchester, look at different areas of Mental Health and wellbeing and you will ensure that young people’s thoughts and views are represented at a strategic level.

Location : Prince’s Trust, Beehive Mill, Jersey St, Manchester M4 6JG

Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month, 5.30pm – 8pm, Food and public transport travel     reimbursement provided

Call: 01744 810838 Email: Social Media @BeeHeardMH

More information in the downloads section.

Get into Technology’

Get into Technology is being run by Generation AWS in partnership with Princes Trust.  This 12 week programme in Central Manchester is aimed at  young people aged 18-29, available for 12 weeks from 24 February (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) and ready to start a full time job straight after the course; and able to show they have explored coding, Amazon Web Services and other technology related interests.  Successful completion of the programme guarantees an interview for a job (average starting salary £22-26k).   Princes Trust will be supporting young people on the course.  For more information, contact Grace Perks 078661 46686

Steps to Success

The Steps to Success project aims to support our Six town Housing tenants to help them achieve their own personal success / aspirations. Whether that is engaging in community activities, accessing training, education, apprenticeships, work placements volunteering or employment – we provide the support and are taking a different approach to achieving this.

We are not only looking to engage those who want to go into employment / training etc but provide a broader, more inclusive offer to all our tenants which is bespoke to their strengths / interests / needs.

We will be looking to support tenants to:

  • Connect with community groups
  • Reduce isolation
  • Grow a social & support network
  • Build confidence
  • Develop basic skills
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Identify strengths / potential / hidden skills & find provision for them to flourish
  • Access Volunteering opportunities
  • Engage with bespoke opportunities / activities   

This includes a comprehensive training programme for 2020 which will include both bespoke and accredited training courses. (Soon to be Announced)

We are keen to open our Steps to Success offer to Care Leavers. Our internal training plan ring-fences positions on courses for Care Leavers so they can access the training free of cost. We are also currently in the process of developing our Steps Youth Programme which coincides with our newly appointed Care Leaver Tenancy Sustainment Support Officer to provide Care Leavers the right, bespoke provision for them. For more information and contact details visit


Click on the link to Bury2Gether for a list of upcoming events and workshops for children with SEND and their families.

Fit and Fed Programme

Are you interested in volunteering in the community? Are you interested in working with families in Bury to offer fun activities? Are you interested in setting up your own enterprise or a career in leisure? Maybe the Fit and Fed Programme is for you. You can volunteer at a time that suits you and there is a variety of experiences on offer. You can also get a qualification whilst volunteering. See the booklet in the downloads section for more information. Contact Mark Withington for more information on 0161 253 6642 or

General events for young people:

Young People age 14-19 who want  to learn new skills, meet new people and work together to make change where they live are invited to take part of Youth Co-Operative Action run by The Co-operative College in partnership with GM Youth Network (GMYN)   YCA is a youth social action project aiming to tackle youth loneliness, isolation and other issues by teaching participants about co-operative values, community reporting and social action and encouraging participants to engage in their local communities.  The project for Bury young people takes place every Thursday from 4.30-6.30pm (excluding school holidays) at the Phoenix Youth Centre, St Mary’s Park, St Mary’s Road, Prestwich, M25 1GG.  For more information, please contact Daniel on 0741 937 4241 or

There will be a Jobs Fair on Friday 3 April at the University of Bolton Stadium, 10am – 1pm with the aim to get job seekers, age 16+ back into work.   There will be 20+ local employers attending looking for local job seekers.  For more information and to stay up to date visit @TheJobFairs or visit their Facebook page event

Princes Trust has sent information about their latest programmes:

Fairbridge in Bolton Explore Outdoors –for young people age 16-25 with an interest in nature, conservation and art to explore different natural environments and try new activities whilst completing a piece of physical and digital art.   Run in Central Bolton for 6 weeks every Monday from 23 March – 4 May.   For details or to book a 1:1 induction, contact 07484 077 632 Or Phil 07425 632 065.

Fairbridge programme in Central Manchester for young people age 16-25 who has struggled to engage with education, employment or training and not sure what is next.  The course runs every Tuesday and Wednesday from 31 March – 13 May.  A 1:1 meeting to discuss can be booked any time before 26 March.  Contact for more information or to book a 1:1 induction: or 07985 428 595

Get Hired Live for motivated 18-30 year olds actively looking for work.  This 1 day event provides half day training and a guaranteed interview in the afternoon with local employment providers and for successful interviewees an opportunity of a trial shift with a view to secure a paid job immediately after.  Event is on 6 April from 9.30 – 5pm in Central Manchester and includes free lunch.  Click on the link for more information or to register for the event.

Future Leaders personal development programme for 18-30 years olds who are NEET or under-employed designed to help participants understand what makes a good leader, to identify their own strengths and to build confidence.   Takes place on Wednesday 1st April at Princes Trust, Ancoats.  For more information or to register, click on the link.

Get Started in Tech: for 16-25 year olds NEET to meet new people and improve digital skills.  Taster day on Friday, 24 April in Northern Quarter, Manchester and course runs from 27 April – 1 May with a Reunion Day on 4 May.  Contact Sarah for more information and how to apply: or 07870 483 381

Get into Healthcare, for 18-30 years NEET.  Programme run in partnership with Trafford General Hospital provides the opportunity to gain 4 weeks theory and 5 weeks vocational experience as a Healthcare Assistant, providing the tools to lead into a nursing assistant apprenticeship.  Eligibility dependent on following criteria: GCSE Maths and English grade C or above (or equivalent); DBS check and eligibility to work documentation will be required prior to starting the programme; willingness to travel between Trafford, Wythenshawe and Manchester City Centre essential.  Taster days 17 and 18 March; course date 19 March – 14 May.   Contact for more information and to apply : or 07508 769 174

Ready to work for 16-30 year olds NEET and wanting to work in the Customer Service Industry.  In partnership with Greggs, 3 day course to help build confidence, knowledge and employability skills.   Employability day 21 April, Taster day 22 April, Potential trial shift 23 April.  Contact for more information

Regular Events:

  1. Duty Worker available every weekday 9am-5pm at The New Kershaw Centre
  2. Social Care CAMHS Drop-in session every Wednesday 10am-3pm at the New Kershaw Centre
  3. Nurse Drop-in every Monday 1pm-4pm at the New Kershaw Centre

Care Leaver Forum

The Care Leaver Forum is a chance to meet other care leavers and have your say. It takes place at The New Kershaw Centre the second Wednesday of every month from 4.30-7pm, food and refreshments available. Speak to your PA to find out more.

 Other Events:

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN)
Social Action Project sessions held at the New Kershaw Centre. The meetings are usually held weekly 11am-3pm. For dates and more information, please speak to your Personal Adviser.

Children in Care Council (CICC)
These meetings are held regularly at the New Kershaw Centre from 4pm-5.30pm.  For dates and more information, please speak to your Personal Adviser.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Tenancy Ready Course
To be held at the New Kershaw Centre. For more information please speak to your Personal Adviser.

Achieve and Believe Awards
The next Annual Children and Young People in Care and Care Leavers Awards Ceremony will be held in October 2020. Please speak to your Personal Adviser for more information

Care Leavers Bench Marking Forum
Please speak to your Personal Adviser for more information

Bury Corporate Parenting Awareness Week campaign
Runs in November each year. This is a week of awareness raising activities and promotion. More details to follow. Speak to your Personal Adviser for more information

Participation events
Run throughout the year. Some examples of these are trips to the Donkey Sanctuary and Boost Sessions.

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This page was last updated on: 19/03/2020