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Photography for beginners Starting in January 2013 a range of FREE short courses will be available to Severn Vale Housing customers. Perhaps you want to learn a skill for personal development, to help find new work or simply just for fun. Whatever your motivation we’re sure there’s a Skill 4 U. People of all ages and abilities are welcome and sessions are delivered at a relaxed pace by experts in the subject. Take a look at the different courses on offer and apply online to secure your place today. Or call 01684 272726 or complete the booking form on the back page. We hope you find the courses fun and useful and are excited for the training programme to be launched after the hard work behind the scenes.

Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and make your photos stand out. Don’t forget to bring your camera on the day. You will learn: l How

to change the settings on your camera makes a photo a great photo l Quick and easy techniques to taking better photographs l What

Choose one session from the following dates:

22 tuesday

january 2013

12.30 - 3.30pm

jubilee II neighbourhood centre, york road, tewkesbury

21 thursday

february 2013

10.30 - 12.30pm

innsworth hut, rookery road, innsworth, gloucestershire

Chris Major Chair of Customer Consultative Group

Book now: www.svhs.org.uk or 01684 272726

gl20 5hu

gl3 1az


Be Creative Painting on silk

Knit and natter

Make a special card for someone this valentines or birthday. This session aims to teach how to make greeting cards using paints and silk.

Learn basic knitting techniques and knit one-of-a-kind scarf or hat this winter. Or learn how to knit and take part in Age UK Big Knit 2013.

You will learn:

You will learn:

l The

basic skills for painting on silk l How to mount silks onto card l How to work with dyes and paints

l How

Choose one session from the following dates:

Choose one session from the following dates:

31 thursday

january 2013

to cast on and cast off to knit stitch and purl stitch l Which wool and needles work best for different results l How

gl20 8ND

january 2013

4.00 - 7.00pm

room to, svhs, shannon way, tewkesbury, gloucestershire

21 thursday

february 2013

10.00 - 1.00pm

bishops cleeve parish office, church road, bishops cleeve

17 thursday

gl3 1az

1.00 - 4.00pm

innsworth hut, rookery road, innsworth, gloucestershire

gl52 8lr

5 tuesday

march 2013

gl3 4et

10.00 - 1.00pm

brockworth community centre, court rd, brockworth, gloucester


Money matters Eco save

Financial thinking

This session offers practical advice on how to save energy, reducing the cost of household bills. Great for the planet and great for your purse!

With experts from Barclays Bank this session aims to offer advice on how to plan, manage and budget your money.

You will learn:

You will learn:

l How

to save money around the home on affordable warmth and winter fuel payments l Where to go for free energy advice

l How

l More

l Where

Choose one session from the following dates:

Choose one session from the following dates:

12 tuesday

february 2013

gl3 4et

brockworth community centre, court rd, brockworth, gloucester

february 2013

22 Tuesday

january 2013

10.00 - 12.00pm

26 tuesday

to manage your money to get financial support l How to plan, budget and make money decisions

gl52 8lr

1.30 - 3.30pm

bishops cleeve parish office, church road, bishops cleeve

Book now: www.svhs.org.uk or 01684 272726

gl20 5hu

10.00 - 12.00pm

jubilee II neighbourhood centre, york road, tewkesbury

14 thursday

february 2013

gl3 1hx

1.00 - 3.00pm

Gl3 community hub, cheltenham rd east, churchdown, gloucestershire


Skills for Life Beauty and the budget

Everyday first aid

Learn how to look and feel great on a budget by learning top tips on making cosmetics last longer.

Learn a few of the simple first aid skills that could help you or someone else in an emergency.

You will learn:

You will learn:

l Simple

tips to look great in minutes skills you can use everyday l How to make your own cosmetics go further

l How

l Practical

l Basic

Choose one session from the following dates:

Choose one session from the following dates:

24 thursday

january 2013

to confidently assist in an emergency first aid for everyday incidents that may affect you or your family l How to be safe and minimise risk

gl3 1az

january 2013

4.30 - 7.30pm

innsworth hut, rookery road, innsworth, gloucestershire

14 thursday march 2013

1.00 - 4.00pm

bishops cleeve parish office, church road, bishops cleeve

15 tuesday

gl20 8nd

10.00 - 1.00pm

room to, svhs, shannon way, tewkesbury, gloucestershire

gl52 8lr

19 tuesday

february 2013

12.30 - 1.30pm

bishops cleeve parish office, church road, bishops cleeve

gl52 8lr


skills for life Easy peasy DIY

Stay in touch with IT

This session aims to teach basic home maintenance by providing the knowledge and confidence to do minor jobs in and around your home.

Stay in touch with family and friends by learning more about the free communication tools available online. Or start with the computer basics.

You will learn:

You will learn:

l How

to do basic household maintenance tips from the trade l Health and safety in the home

l How

Choose one session from the following dates:

Choose one session from the following dates:

l Top

7 thursday

february 2013

gl3 1az

innsworth hut, rookery road, innsworth, gloucestershire

march 2013

11 friday

january 2013

12.00 - 3.00pm

7 thursday

to use a mouse and keyboard to navigate your way around a computer l How to search the internet l How to set up an email and/or social media account to socialise online

gl20 8nd

10.00 - 12.00pm

room to, svhs, shannon way, tewkesbury, gloucestershire

gl52 8lr

12.00 - 3.00pm

bishops cleeve parish office, church road, bishops cleeve

Book now: www.svhs.org.uk or 01684 272726

21 thursday

february 2013

10.00 - 12.00pm

innsworth hut, rookery road, innsworth, gloucestershire

gl3 1az


Inside Housing Through the keyhole Learn what goes into repairing empty properties and how the repairs team go to the right job with the right tools. You will learn: l How

much it costs to turn an empty property back to a rentable home l About the technology systems used to track repairs l About the job role and responsibilities of the tradesmen

7 thursday

february 2013

gl3 1az

12.00 - 3.00pm

innsworth hut, rookery road, innsworth, gloucestershire

Get involved Are you interested in improving your community? This session provides information on all the different involvement groups available to join. You will learn: l The

different ways to get involved and support available from SVHS l About funding available for community projects and events l The impact of customer involvement

31 thursday

january 2013

gl3 4et

1.00 - 3.30pm

brockworth community centre, court rd, brockworth, gloucester

Building blocks to better communities Learn more about anti-social behaviour issues and the complaint process in place to tackle problems in the community. You will learn: l The

job role and responsibilities of a Housing Officer l The complaint process and why complaints get passed to the Ombudsman l About estate management and the impact on communities

12 tuesday march 2013

1.00 - 3.00pm

innsworth hut, rookery road, innsworth, gloucestershire

gl3 1az


Booking form Please complete the form below and send to Severn Vale Housing, Shannon Way, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8ND.

Full name: Date of birth: Telephone number: Email address: Address: Postcode:

Course Title

Course Date

Please note spaces on some courses are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any specific needs please get in touch and we’ll arrange any support you may need.

Do you require transport?

Yes / No

Do you require help with childcare costs?

Book now: www.svhs.org.uk or 01684 272726

Yes / No

Skills 4 U brochure  

Date, time and location of the free sessions available as part of the Skills 4 U training programme.