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Main contact: Catherine Sim
Tel: 01324466860 · McKinven House, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 7EY

LinkLiving Employability Services operate in Falkirk, Fife and Edinburgh, working with young people aged 16-24. Our aim is to help young people to identify their goals and aspirations for the future, supporting them to achieve these by accessing relevant training, volunteering opportunities, future education or Employment. Accross our three locations, project workers run a range of SQA Qualifications in Personal Development, Tenancy & Citizenship and Employability. In addition we work with pupils from the local schools in running our Steps to Resilience course, a course which we also offer to school leavers aged 16-24. This is a 10-week course where we use reflection, physical activity and self-help techniques to support young people we work with to make changed that matter to them. We also recruit volunteers, supporting them to identify projects they are interested in whilst working with them to develop their ideas. We have helped facilitate a variety of projects from developing and filming short movies, running social media campaigns, to creating and developing phone apps. In giving up their time, the young people can be part of a project that will help them improve their self-belief and confidence whilst gaining a qualification and a Saltire Award. We also runs a Peer Education Project where young people who have experience in homelessness or independent living at a young age are trained as Peer Educators. They then deliver sessions to high school pupils raising awareness of homelessness and the challenges young people can face securing and managing their own tenancies. Our courses give young people the opportunity to develop their confidence, self-esteem and employability skills as well as gaining valuable work experience and gaining an SQA accreditation. For more information please contact Link Academy on 01324 466 860 for additional information and upcoming course dates.