So you’ve been invited to a workshop…
Living in your own home and paying the bills can be challenging at times for everyone, but it can help to have the skills and information in order to support you with it
Introducing… Your Own Place Workshops and
Workshop topics can include things such as managing your money and budgeting, bills and expenses, housing options, digital skills, shopping around to get the most out of your money and also the more boring but important things like debt and APR – however, we aim to make them fun with interactive activities!
What are the workshops like?
The group workshops are an informal and friendly way to learn new skills in order to get to grips with living in your own place; they are also an opportunity to meet new people and recognise and share the skills you already have. You can participate in the way you feel comfortable and join in as much or as little as you want; you may want to get fully involved or listen and absorb information.
- The only expectation is turning up and respecting each other’s voices and values!
- It’s not like being at school – and you can have breaks if and when you need
- A variety of locations including 1-2-1 sessions in your home, if comfortable
To the right is a picture of one of our “roadmaps” that we share at the beginning of each day – it’s like an agenda. Typically, we start with a lot of getting comfortable, followed by activities around bills – however the structure can change so speak to your facilitator if you’d like a definite plan of the session.
Each session or workshop may include activities on topics such as budgeting, housing options, goals, rights and responsibilities. Each activity provides space for you to share your experience, skills and knowledge, and listen to others. Lunch is provided on all day group workshops and there are always plenty of breaks!
How are the workshops delivered?
Workshops are delivered in-person, online, in groups and/or 1-2-1. This will depend on your situation. Face-to-face, in person group workshops run at different times of the day – lasting from between two-hours to three days. 1-2-1 sessions fit around you.
An example of a 1-2-1 session
An example of a face-to-face group workshop
Who delivers the workshops?
We agree values at the beginning of the workshop – and offer space for you to add your own.
- Kre8ive speeling is welcome!
- No judgement
- No right or wrong
- Respect for each other
- Awareness of safeguarding
- All ideas are welcome
Accessibility + Support
Learning support needs
If you have learning support needs, diagnosed or undiagnosed, let us know how to support you and how you get the best out of learning. Our workshops are designed to be neurodiverse friendly and our facilitators are experienced at supporting neurodiverse trainees.
If you have a disability, the venues we use are all different but include accessible and inclusive locations. Please let us know your needs so that we can ensure venues are accessible.
Mental Health + Wellbeing
We understand that mental health can have an impact on learning and participating. We aim to ensure that our workshops are mental-health friendly too, so please communicate any needs with us.
Everyone, regardless of their race, gender, religion, status, disability will be treated with
respect and have their voice, values and opinions listened to as long as they don’t
impede the rights of others.
Inclusion and equity are important to us, and we will challenge views that are
discriminatory and/or prejudiced.
We aim to create an environment based on the values above, where everyone is
respected and treated kindly. If you have any concerns in relation to this, please get in
touch with your facilitator.