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Community Change Foundation

CCF Office

Welcome to Community Change Foundation,


CCF is a Charity based in Manchester dedicated to improving the lives of young people within the local community by providing mentoring based support in both one to one and group settings.


We use a holistic, resilience based mentoring model to empower the people we work with to make positive, informed choices about their future, improving not only their own lives but those of the people in the communities around them.


This website contains information about the work we do, and have done, and more information about our team and our vision and ethos


News


Employability and Accredited Learning



CCF is delighted to announce that we are running a new and exciting Employability Skills and Accredited Learning Programme.


The purpose of this programme is to help clients to develop their expectations and understanding of working environments and what employers will expect from you when you are working. This course aims to help clients to develop the skills needed in the modern workplace and improve prospects for the future.


The course will consist of studying areas such as numeracy, literacy and and IT at the entry level, depending on the needs of the learner. On top of this, we can offer tuition around the following areas of employability:


  • Self-Management
  • Looking for Job Vacancies effectively
  • Applying for Jobs Effectively
  • Managing your Personal Finances
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Service and Correct Behaviour for the Workplace
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Rights and Responsibilities of the employee

As well as this, we will encourage learners to take part in volunteering and community events, such as:


  • Taking part in Manchester Food Poverty Week
  • Volunteering on projects with Communities on Solid Ground

Clients will need to attend the centre for five hours every day to organise and document their placement/training. If clients are working on the centre-run projects, they will be working together to coordinate the group projects with our partner organisations. Attending the centre daily is important, in order to report their progress in the form of a peer mentoring program where clients will pair up and keep track of each other’s progress in a relaxed environment where they can discuss their opinions and decide what further steps they wish to take in this area (if any) and develop their personal development plan. The course will also consist of an hour and thirty minutes of assisted job searching carried out every day at the centre. Evidence of this will take the form of emails and printouts collected at the end of each session.


The course lasts for a minimum of 6 weeks, but can last up to 3 months depending on how many areas the client wishes to pursue.


For more information, please contact Duncan Ayerst

Skills4Life Project



CCF is now running the Skills 4 Life Project, a work club where Old Trafford residents can receive advice and support surrounding the areas of employment and professional development. Among other things, we can offer:



  • Advice on C.V. writing
  • IT skills and Support
  • Help finding volunteering and work experience placements
  • Building social and professional networks
  • Advice and support for building your skills and qualifications
  • A positive and productive environment
  • Access to IT facilities and useful contacts
  • A specialised Wider Key Skills course that can be tailored to your needs and interests

Contact our team for any further details, or to set up a one to one meeting with our tutor to discuss what you could gain from the service





Approved Provider Standard



After a year of hard work by the CCF team, CCF is proud to announce that CCF has successfully achieved the Approved Provider Standard, certified by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation. APS certification is the national quality standard for mentoring services, and gives commissioners and service users confidence in the quality of the service that CCF provides, both in front line delivery and the infrastructure of the organisation.

MMU Community Partnership Awards




CCF is proud to announce that we have won the Manchester Metropolitan University Community Partnership Award! The award was given in recognition of the work that CCF has done with MMU students and Alumni in terms of providing volunteering and employment opportunities. We are immensely privileged to have been honoured with this award and we are looking forward to working more closely in the future with MMU. The award was accepted by two key members of the CCF Team, Duncan Ayerst, Tutor and Lauren James, Mentor/Fundraising Officer, who are also MMU Alumni.

For more information please visit the MMU article on the Make a Difference Award Ceremony

Tudor Trust




After a lengthy application process we are delighted to announce that the Tudor Trust have awarded us core funding for the posts of Administrator and Head of Delivery for 2 years. In addition to this, the Tudor Trust have also provided funding, and extensive administrative support enabling CCF to convert to a registered charity. This is fantastic news for CCF because it will allow us to continue and expand our good work in the community and access more sustainable funding sources.


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Tudor Trust for all of their help and to say that we hope that is the start of a productive relationship.

SIA Approved Door Security Qualification




CCF is working in partnership with Templegate Training to offer you the chance to take your first steps into the security industry with this SIA approved Short Course in Door Supervision. The course is 3 weeks long and is the perfect opportunity for you to take your first steps into the security industry. The course consists of two weeks training in employability skills, communication, and customer service, followed by one week of training in event stewarding and door security.

At the end of the course you will have gained the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Work Based Skills
  • Level 2 Customer Service
  • Understanding Stewarding Events
  • Door Supervision - SIA Approved

Furthermore, should you be offered a job in the security industry we will pay for your SIA badge.


The course is made up of a mix of practical and theoretical learning to help you develop the skills necessary to thrive in the security industry.


For more information you can view the flyer here or contact the CCF office on 0161 872 9220. Alternatively you can e-mail us.

Conflict Awareness Training




CCF is running free Conflict Awareness Training on 21/02/14 and 14/03/14. The course looks at understanding the root causes of conflict and the profound impact that conflict can have on our lives both professionally and personally. The course aims to equip you with practical and constructive strategies for dealing with conflict in a positive way. The course is available free of charge to people living or working in the Trafford area.

For more information or to book a place please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form and return it to admin@ccf-org.com


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