Sound Gallery is a specialist delivery partner in the #focus5 project. Suitable for 15-18 year olds.

 
Sound Gallery CIC is proud to be a specialist delivery partner in the #Focus5 project which is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.
 
The #Focus5 project provides in-depth support to young people aged 15-18 across the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area to move towards education, employment and training. The project will work with 490 young people and support them to develop their employability skills focusing on the five areas of: communication; customer service; organisation; problem solving; team work. Young people will work with a Key Worker to develop their own plan and can also access support from our Specialist Partners on the project.
 
Sound Gallery’s provision for this project is through their Access to SiMPTI programme. Access to SiMPTI (Access to Standards in Music Production Technology and Industry) is designed to provide music-making activities for young people who are 'at risk of social exclusion'. This programme utilises music as a means of re-engaging young people with the outside world with an aim to increase confidence, employability and young people's ability to reach their full potential in life. 
 
Over the next three years, the #Focus5 project will be working with a range of partners to support 490 individuals in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay; including those with mental health issues, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), lone parents, and care leavers. #Focus5 focuses on 5 key crucial employability skills, identified by employers as being gateways to employment; communication, customer service, organisation, problem solving, and team work. Young people on the project will get the opportunity to engage in work experience or work shadowing, and receive additional support after leaving the programme so that positive benefits are sustained.  
 
For more information and/or to refer a young person to the #focus5 programme, please email Maria Peters (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or contact us through the website. Tel: 01392-495301
 
Sound Gallery is a specialist delivery partner in the #positivepepople project. Suitable for 25+ olds.
Sound Gallery is also a specialist provider in the Positive People programme. The new programme, called ‘PositivePeople’, will help over 1,300 individuals who are out of work to build their skills, confidence and motivation. This will include people with disabilities, mental health issues, ex-offenders, homeless people and people over 50 and will provide support for individuals will include basic literacy and numeracy skills, help to master digital technology, and preparation for work including job search.
 
Sound Gallery’s music provision includes the following areas:
Music Technology, Electronic Music Production, Digital Music Production and Ableton live workshops, Recording Studio Experiences, Pathways and Careers in the music industry, Music Industry advice sessions and Social Media for the Modern Musician.
 
Lead partner Pluss will begin to deliver the £5 million programme in early 2017 for the next three years. The corepartners are Pluss, Tomorrow’s People, Westward Pathfinder, Cosmic, Devon Community Foundation, Torbay Community Development Trust and Plymouth Octopus Project. There are also 55 additional partners across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.
 
Enquiries/Referrals for the Positive People programme:
Cosmic: East Devon Business Centre, Heathpark Way, Honiton, EX14 1SF Tel: 0330 0883 005 - www.cosmic.org.uk
Sound Gallery CIC: Maria Peters, Education/Marketing manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tel: 01392-495301
 
Focus5 and the Positive People programmes are part of The Building Better Opportunities project which has received up to £300 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economicdevelopment by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.