Next Groundwork Princess Trust programme in Shaw

The next Oldham Prince’s Trust 12 week personal development programme, will start on Monday 24th January 2022.

The team will be based and run from Shaw and Crompton Parish Council, 1 Kershaw Street East, Shaw, OL2 8AB.

The programme is Full Time and runs Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 4 pm.

The 12 week programme is open to any unemployed young person aged 19 – 25 yrs old, over the 12 weeks the young people work on different key skills whilst working together to carry out a variety of challenges.

Included in the programme are 4 days of team building activities around the Peak District, activities include abseiling, rock climbing, caving, mountain walking, problem solving and bush craft.

The young people will be returning home after each daily activity. Transport will be provided for each team member to participate in the daily activities, all food, drinks and equipment will be provided for each young person. (Please note that there are NO overnight stays).

The team also plan and carry out different fundraisers to pay for materials for their Community Project, the community project takes place over weeks 4,5 and 6, this is when the team will improve an area in the local community of Oldham. The young people also get the opportunity to carry out a work placement, plan and carry out a team challenge, which involves working with a disadvantaged group in the community, the team then plan and carry out a formal presentation, where the young people invite their parents, friends, support workers and other people / organisations that have directly worked with the team over the programme.

There is a very informal Registration Day, this allows any young person to come along and to find out more about the programme, they are able to bring family, a friend, family friend or support worker for morale support if they wish.

The Registration Day will take place on Wednesday 19th January 2022 from 11 am until 3pm at Shaw and Crompton Parish Council, 1 Kershaw Street East, Shaw, OL2 8AB. 

The whole programme is FREE, we provide a weekly travel voucher and in most cases the benefits will not be affected.

We also provide support with Literacy and Numeracy over the programme.

Please note that any young person does have to be in receipt of a benefit to access our TEAM programme.

If you work with or know of any young people who would benefit from this unique 12 week programme, please give Jo Shaw a ring on 07739 978 791 or email me on  alternatively please contact Shiny Rahman Prince‚Äôs Trust assistant team leader on 07715 619 519 or email him on and we will arrange to meet the young person.

We are available to complete a home visit or if they prefer they can come to the team room.

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