A new training programme in collaboration with Petrus

What is Project 5?

Project 5 is a free training programme to give those who have experienced homelessness or inequality the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals. It supports participants to boost their self-esteem and help them to develop employability skills such as CV writing, communication, and teamwork. Those taking part in the programme will be fully supported throughout by an Employment Coach from The Learning Foundry and a Petrus Support Worker. Project 5 takes place at Petrus Hub in Rochdale.

With Project 5, participants can learn at their own pace over their 6 month training journey, with a further support if they move into employment. There's a total of five modules, including your plans, your skills, your community, your future and your career.  They also get the opportunity to experience a work placement, learn new skills, feel more confident and get ready for work, as well as taking part in a residential trip to Trafford Hall in Cheshire.

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Taking part in Project 5

Project 5 is available for anyone who:

• May or may not have experienced homelessness

• Has felt they’ve not always had opportunities to succeed

• Has faced inequality or discrimination in their life

• Is aged 18 and over


Project 5 launched in August 2021 for our first cohort of participants and our second programme starts in May 2022.

If you want to take part or think you can refer someone to the programme, speak to your Petrus Support Worker, call Petrus on 01706 526289 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm), or visit the Petrus Hub (Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm, until 1pm on Wednesdays) at 73 Great George Street, Rochdale, OL16 1QG

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“It seems like we’ve been together for a lot longer. It just seems like we’ve known each other for ages, not that we’ve just started the project. We’ve come together. It’s like a community.” 

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