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    Common barriers

    Who is it for 2

    Here’s a list of the most common barriers people cite as being the reason they are stuck in their poverty, disengagement, isolation or feelings of depression:

    no qualifications

    criminal record

    lack of money

    friends/ family


    drug/ alcohol abuse

    low confidence

    lack of experience



    learning difficulties


    lack of jobs

    low motivation

    Choices aims to help candidates identify the negative thought processes behind these barriers which in turn enables them to begin dealing with them.

    posted in News 27 June 2014

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    Work goes on

    One of our course candidates from the last adults course at Above Bar Church kindly agreed to host the second course reunion. So today we met at the Aldermoor Community Farm run by Richard Pitt and his friends. We had a guided tour of all the work he has been doing over the last months and met some very friendly chickens!
    Quite a number of ex candidates could not attend this time as they are holding down full time jobs now.
    Liz invited us to a production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat in July. She has been rehearsing hard for this and was delighted to realise one of her course goals to start treading the boards again after a b… Read More

    posted in News 16 June 2014

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    Youth Choices Course Weston

    We have had a great few weeks delivering Choices for young adults in Weston and the surrounding areas. Although we had a drop off at the beginning, those who have remained are really enthusiastic and motivated to engage with the material.

    After the first day of the course two candidates reported they had already made changes in the way they reacted to situations and were feeling hopeful that they would be able to make the changes needed to get back on track and improve their situations. Such an encouragement for us as facilitators!

    Since then, we have seen a difference in each and every candidate on the course. One girl’s support worker comme… Read More

    posted in News 13 June 2014

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    UK map

    We love having visitors, particularly those who are interested in running Choices courses in their own areas. It was lovely to welcome Tim and co. from Norwich and Sally from Brighton this week and we look forward to partnering with them in the near future.

    We even managed to keep the sun out for them.

    posted in News 6 June 2014