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1 Corporate engagement with The Cyrenians Val Nevin Group Assistant Director

2 Newcastle Gateshead Durham Sunderland South Tyneside Northumberland Middlesbrough York Where we work

3 Our Statistics - Clients 1275 – people per month 33% are women 5% are under 16 25% are aged % are over 60 33% of our staff compliment are ex-clients 94% of our funding comes from the public sector

4 Employers offering support Marks & SpencerDurham University SageStagecoach CarillionEsh Virgin MoneyCoast & Country BarclaysJohn Lewis NexusKPMG BT Gentoo PwCGreggs NRGSiemens Ford AerospaceSintons Wardhadaway

5 How can you help? Shop Collect one or two quality clothing items from colleagues to donate to our shop in Eldon Square Various tasks within the shop including steaming, sorting donations, pricing, window dressing. Fareshare Donate cans of food Introduce us to local food producers Ready Steady Cook - Newcastle Two teams compete to cook a two course meal for 47 residents on a very tight budget, residents decide the winners! The Fells - Durham Storage facility is in need of a facelift The laundry to be tidied and identify ex-residents property that could be re-cycled. Elliott House - Newcastle The cafe area is in need of painting Several bedrooms are in need of painting and decorating Horticulture – various sites Pathlaying Cleaning polytunnels and greenhouses Chopping wood

6 IT An audit of our system and help us develop a strategy for growth Procurement Devise a specification for procurement role. Organisation change of name Feasibility study How to market the change How to communicate the change Market research Conduct market research What is the public perception of The Cyrenians Service user survey Conduct research to identify any gaps in our service provision What improvements can we make? Stakeholder survey As above Bag pack Supermarket bag packing Fundraising opportunities galore! I can work with you to devise a plan of support that is mutually beneficial.

7 Employment Programme Partnership with Business in the Community Motivated clients Provide training - CV writing, interview skills, ethics in the workplace, motivation, confidence building Two weeks work experience with an employer – match skills and interest with employer 1:1 employment coaching 104 clients into work since the programme started – IT technician, wind turbine apprentice, baker, finance officer, retail assistant, construction worker, telecommunications engineer

8 How can your business help? Offer two week work placement opportunity Provide rooms for training Staff volunteers to help with training i.e. interview practice A tour of your business and a talk on recruitment in your industry Staff to be trained as employment coaches

9 Thank you for your time Any questions?


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