Sessions to build up confidence

Judith Davitt, community trainer at UR Potential based at the Claremont First Step Centre.

Judith Davitt, community trainer at UR Potential based at the Claremont First Step Centre.

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HOMELESS charity the Ashley Foundation recently teamed up with URPotential in Blackpool to deliver confidence building workshops for female residents.

The workshops initially took the form of pamper sessions with women benefitting from having therapeutic facials, nail painting and head massaging.

In partnership with The Ashley Foundation, URPotential is providing sessions to engage women in developing their confidence and breakdown barriers in learning.

Judith Davitt, community trainer at UR Potential based at the Claremont First Step Centre, said: “This course is a foundation for women to build their confidence in an environment which is safe and enables them to explore what opportunities are available to them.

“Using image and beauty sessions is a very successful intervention to talk with women and find out what interest they have and aspirations.”

Karen Winkley, community development officer for the Ashley Foundation, added: “The great thing about a workshop being delivered in this way is that it is fun and develops a sense of self-worth in the women who may have been having a really hard time.

“It’s a little bit of time spent on them, being supported by other women, where they feel they can talk freely and openly.”

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