In Partnership with ‘Burnley Football Club in the Community’

Stocks Hall, Andrew Smith House warmly welcomed Alison Malcolm (Employability Officer) and Jordan Pilling (Employability Support) from Burnley FC in the Community recently.

Alison and Jordan came to talk about ‘Turf Works’.

Turf Works is a Community-Based Employability Programme, for persons aged between 16-24 years, and helps youngsters build and improve confidence for future job opportunities. The Premier League Programme uses the power of football and Burnley Football League, to engage young people who are not involved in education, training and employment (NEET).  The main aim is to help participants progress closer to volunteering or work.

Following the meeting, Andrew Smith House offered to join the programme and provide a placement area for people who would like to learn about working life within a Care Home environment.

Jayms Bell, Manager of the Nelson Home said “We are delighted to be partnering in this way for local young people through the ‘Turf Works’ programme.  We hope to attract young people into the Care Sector through passing on valuable knowledge and giving day to day experience of Life at Stocks Hall Care Homes – Andrew Smith House.”