What is STEP UP?
On Wednesday 11th May I visited the open day for the new STEP UP project in South Oxhey. STEP UP is a partnership between ASCEND and Herts Mind Network, funded by Three Rivers District Council. It is based at 39 Oxhey Drive next to other support services. The project will provide a drop-in facility, training spaces for courses, interview rooms for counselling and guidance and a workspace for staff and volunteers.
What can you do there?
ASCEND provides clients with career guidance, skills development activities and assistance into employment, including volunteering and the possibility of work experience placements with local business. Herts Mind Network provides activities to promote positive mental health and recovery including counselling, personal development courses and training based activities.
The open day
At the open day I was shown around the lovely new building and was very impressed with the training rooms and computer facilities. I was able to sample some lovely oatmeal and lemon hand scrub made by one of the learners at ASCEND and also to see some of the craft in action.
The project was officially launched later that day.
Were you at the STEP UP launch? What do you think about the new project?