Changing Places : Changing Lives
Groundwork North Wales supports people facing multiple challenges, living in isolation, with significant health issues, limited employment prospects and who are vulnerable to the economic and environmental uncertainty of today’s society. We do this by creating better places, improving people’s prospects and by promoting greener choices through our diverse range of projects and services.
We continue to grow our training offer and this year saw the development of our Pathways range of courses for those furthest from the job market. These courses provided individuals with a suite of entry-level qualifications for sectors such as retail, hospitality, health and social care, childcare and construction. Many participants have gone on to employment, into education or are volunteering; all reported improved self-esteem and confidence as a result of their achievements.
Through a vast range of grant-funded projects, we work with individuals and communities across North Wales to improve local green space, reduce waste and to protect the natural environment. In the year 2021/21 where the government declared a nature emergency, the need to engage people with the natural environment and support them to think about their environmental impacts was stronger than ever.