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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

Central Manchester Fairbridge Programme

Princes Trust have spaces on their Central Manchester Fairbridge programme for any young person, age 16-25, who has struggled to engage with education, employment or training and is not sure what is next for them.  The course runs over 2 days per week for 6 weeks.  Young people will benefit from support and gain confidence in team-building, English, Maths, CV writing and other skills and abilities. The course runs from Tuesday 7th February to Wednesday 12 February.   For more information or to book a session, contact or 07866163540 / 0161 874 5732.

Princes Trust Team Programme

The Princes Trust Team programme is a 12 week full-time course running in various locations across Greater Manchester.  This course will help young people, age 16-25, who are not in education or employment to build life skills, boost their confidence and get ready for the world of work.  The Bury Team programme is delivered in partnership with GMFRS and starts on 27 January 2020 at Bury Fire Station.   For more information or to book, contact or 07979 817 601.

Greater Manchester Youth Network Care Experienced Programme Bury, Jan-March 2020.

For care experienced young people aged 18-25 in Bury. The programme involves weekly games and wellbeing sessions to help you boost your confidence and meet new people. You will

  • Meet new people
  • Learn new board and card games
  • Engage in well-being activities such as meditation
  • Play games within the community
  • Access volunteering opportunities

Date & Time: Fridays 4-6pm from 31st Jan to 6th March 20 Location: New Kershaw Centre

Travel expenses and refreshments provided.

For more information or to refer a young person contact Rachael on 07592886665 or (see poster in the Downloads section)

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.

Youth Cooperative Action Programme

GMYN and The Co-operative College have an upcoming opportunity for young people age 14-19 with an interest in social action.  The Youth Cooperative Action (YCA) programme is a free 17-week programme starting on 23 January and every following Thursday from 4.30-6.30pm at the Phoenix Centre, St Mary’s Park, Prestwich, M25 1GG.  Young people will learn about social and cooperative action, learn Community Reporter skills, go on learning visits to local social enterprises and cooperatives and develop a group social action project.  Snacks are provided and transport is reimbursed.  There will also be a drop in session on Thursday 16 January from 4.30 – 6.30pm where young people can find out more about the project.  For more information or to register an interest or contact Daniel on 0741 937 4241 . 

Voices writing competition

Coram Voice has launched a creative writing competition for children in care and care leavers who are 25 or under. The theme for Voices 2020 is ‘Dreams‘. The competition closes on 12 February 2020. See the weblink for more information

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

UK Space Agency need ideas ...

The UK Space Agency is offering young people (age 11 – 22)  expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth.   Click on the link for more information and how to enter. Published by UK Space Agency on Gov.UK 14 January 2020

Bury Art Gallery February Half Term Event

In the Downloads section there is a flyer about a fabulous event for young people to get involved in a free social action through Art event.  It’s a wonderful opportunity and a chance for young people to create a piece of art that is meaningful to themselves.

The age range is 15-19 but if you have any questions about the event or eligibility please contact Katie. Please also contact Katie to confirm a place;

 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

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.

Looking for something else? Want to know what is going on in Bury? Why not take a look at The Bury Directory 'What's On' page here!

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This page was last updated on: 22/01/2020