4Social is a registered CIC set up to help socially excluded people learn more about ICT and social media skills. We run a different community project every year tackling issues around isolation, mental health and social exclusion. We aim to benefit as many people as possible and grow as a CIC to offer more projects.
This project will run from Jan 2020 for 1 year. We aim to provide up to 35 placements for young people to gain work experience and a digital badge for their CV's. Our project will run in our office in Camborne which is a post industrial disadvantaged town in Cornwall. The area does not have a wide selection of work experience in social media and ICT available for young people. Therefore, this project will be a unique opportunity for them to learn new skills that are transferable to the workplace. What our youth blog to see what they are working on though out the year.
In January 2019 The National Lottery funded us to run eight free workshops in the community with people who are social excluded due to; disabilities, learning difficulties, poverty, gender, mental health and substance misuse.
4Social would like to offer agencies one of these free workshops. We aim to give the client group information and guidance by way of a presentation and an engaging workshop that will empower them to utilise digital technology to create new opportunities and stay safe online.
Topics we cover are;
· IT training,
· A guide to staying safe online,
· Practical guidance on to earning a living online,
· Gaining new skills,
· Education and building your CV
· Improve health and wellbeing
· Parenting in a digital age- staying safe and creating opportunity