Derwent Living aims to improve residents’ community prospects

Created on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
by Michael Futers

Residents are set to benefit from free training to help them gain the skills they need to be more effective and successful in their community.

The new ‘Myskills’ resident training programme, delivered by Derby-based housing provider Derwent Living, will offer a variety of courses aimed at teaching its residents a number of skills including problem solving, strategic thinking, measuring change and a better understanding of value for money.

With unemployment on the increase, Derwent Living also hopes that Myskills will give its residents the confidence and improved life skills they need to help them seek employment.

Mitch Allseybrook, resident involvement manager at Derwent Living, believes that the training will be a great way for residents to meet new people and learn important skills that will help them become more effective in their community.

“The Myskills programme is designed to offer our residents the chance to learn new skills in a relaxed and fun environment.” he said.

“The courses will be delivered by staff with many years’ experience in their chosen discipline and this is a great chance for residents to explore new areas of understanding and draw on the expertise of these tutors.”

He added: “Places will be on a first-come first-served basis so we are urging any resident who would like to be involved in the myskills training programme to get in contact with us as soon as possible.”

Derwent Living residents wishing to take part in any of the training sessions could contact the Derwent Living’s resident involvement team on 01332 346477 or email:

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