Moving On

9th June 2022

The Centre for Leadership Performance has been working with young people at the Whitehaven Foyer. The Whitehaven Foyer is a charity that provides a safe place for young people to live, learn and make the transition to independent adulthood.

Centre for Leadership Performance received £4,675 from the Thomas Milburn Fund for West Cumbria to support its Moving On scheme.

The scheme is helping to prepare these young adults to make the transition into independent living. The scheme forms part of the Centre for Leadership Performance’s Early Careers provision which supports the transition into higher education and work.

In a series of Tuesday evening workshops, the group has taken part in sessions covering communication, budgeting, shopping and food preparation and Fire Safety (delivered by Lyn English from Cumbria Fire and Rescue) with future topics being home finances (delivered by St. James’s Place Wealth Management) and the basics of repair and maintenance.

These workshops have focused on developing the group’s everyday leadership skills and, in particular, the 5 key leadership characteristics of Vision, Self-Belief, Efficacy, Collaboration and Resilience.

The group have shown great levels of engagement and have developed some new skills, as well as building on some existing ones.