Many of our service users attend educational courses at Allcock Street throughout the year, including Healthy Eating, Crisis Smart Skills, Expert Patient Programmes, Money Management and our Art Club and we are grateful for the support of our partner agencies, in particular thanks to Crisis and their team who deliver many of these popular courses.
As a result it was important for SIFA Fireside to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week.
There were many popular
events such as free haircuts (Bournville College), making rocket cars (the RAF Museum at Cosford), and a continuous film loop of a play designed and performed by SIFA Fireside service users and directed by Suzanne Beard from Crisis; ’Give Them A Sporting Chance’, in which participants dramatized some of the often difficult circumstances which led them to homelessness and other problems.
Thanks also to Health Exchange, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Trident Reach, SIFA Fireside’s Change 4 Life team and Service User Volunteering Project, and NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education).
One outstanding element of the day was a display of our service users’ art work, so a special thank you to Beth, Janet, Samina, Helen and the art group for putting this together.