Our Horizons Project provides activities and interventions that are designed to improve the connections between the individual care leaver and the communities that are relevant to them, through group activities, social action, volunteering programmes, community celebrations.
The project coordinator works with a panel of care leavers to co design a programme of individual and group support that impacts upon a range of indicators of emotional health and wellbeing
Thanks to the We Love Manchester Fund, the Horizons team will be working with 25 care leavers on a home based Art Project to examine feelings of identity.
We look forwarding to exhibiting results here soon
First Key Homes has a football team who meet once a week. The team has shown great commitment turning up each week and bringing friends along, and the numbers are growing. This has been a great way to introduce new service users to the service. The football team has been a big hit with the young people. Many of the young people have formed new friendships from attending the football. We have also got involved with Manchester City FC, City in the Community, who offer us tickets to some of the home games, as well as equipment.
In February the football team partnered with our community team at Manchester Settlement for a football tournament to promote the awareness of hate crime and our status as a hate crime reporting centre. Members from different community groups, from different cultures and backgrounds all took part in the tournament. Overall, the event went very well, our service users got involved and got a lot out of it.