Focus Groups

To ensure that we are always led by young people and offering the services that they both need and want, we host 3 monthly focus groups. Here we gather a group of young people and just listen to what they have to say! These focus groups help us to adapt our services and put in bids for fun projects, like pawsitive possibilities… and yes, we always provide food!

If you are aged between 16-24 years or know someone who is that would be interested in getting involved in the next focus group, please get in touch with us at info@networklincoln.co.uk.

Workshops

If you are a local educational provider or organisation that supports young people please get in touch to find out more about our FREE workshops.

We personalise and tailor these to each group to ensure that they are have the most up-to-date and relevant information. No two workshops are the same!

In the past, we have delivered workshops focused on CV and cover letter creation, interview preparation, selecting suitable career paths and how to manage change.

Each session is activity led with some handy tools that they can take away and use in the future when career planning! Our core goal is to build their confidence and ensure that when they leave they are able to identify the wonderful skills that they have.

Email us to find out more at info@networklincoln.co.uk

Arboretum Wellbeing Walks

Our lovely Jess has been working closely with Abbey access to host a Wellbeing walk once a week.

These walks start by meeting at the Arboretum Café. From here, everyone is treated to a free hot-drink to help the walk have a warm-welcoming start. Once everyone is ready, Jess and her group will take a stroll around the Arboretum which provides the perfect environment for people to get to know each other, be outside in nature and just have a good chat.

These walks help to improve our Wellbeing and mental health in a unique, friendly way.

Working with Abbey access, Jess is providing an invaluable service to our local communities, especially when we consider that many of us have spent the better part of the last two years self isolating.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, you can Email Jess: Jess@networklincoln.co.uk

Every Thursday from 6th January 2022
10:00 – 11:30 AM
The Arboretum Café

Pawsitive Possibilities

A Community Lottery Funded project summed up as:

Life skills workshops, run by people, hosted by dogs.

Basically, a number of wonderful organisations and people had offered to do short workshops on useful topics e.g. budgeting, working rights, mental health in the workplace etc.

But the twist is, that the whole time we were surrounded by the very good dogs at a fantastic dog sitting service called Vippies.

This series of workshops was designed for people who had potentially spent time socially isolated and wanted a nice way to get back into the swing of being around people or for people who just generally lacked social confidence and wanted to work on this in a safe environment, surrounded by dogs whilst learning multiple useful life skills.

The groups were no bigger than 15 young people at a time.

To find out more, download the info packs here:

Faces 2 Names

A speed-dating-for-organisations event to help all those interested in supporting young people in the Lincoln and Sleaford areas stay up to date and professionally connected (so not literal dating, sorry!).

We host these 3-4 times a year at a variety of lovely host locations, with over 50 different organisations usually attending. It is essentially a speed networking morning for you to meet the different organisations supporting young people in Lincoln!

At the event, you sit opposite each other and have a set amount of time to fill each other in on what you do, before moving on to the next person. At the end, you have a chance to mingle and find people that you want to talk to more (or swap business cards/leaflets during the first section!)

It’s a great way to literally put faces to names of people you may have heard of, but not had the chance to meet!

We’ve had great feedback from this event, and it’s helped us to launch projects and new partnerships. 

To find out the date of our next Faces to Names please email: info@networklincoln.co.uk

Youth Employability Conference

In February 2020 we hosted our first Youth Employability Conference. Here, we invited an equal mix of local young people, businesses and organisations to discuss the barriers that young people experience when they are trying to seek employment.

We split the room into groups to discuss the barriers in detail, sharing their knowledge and experience in the areas. From this information, we created a report and used the data to shape our strategy to implement better preventative measures and to help to minimise the barriers affecting the young people in Lincoln.

The barriers discussed were as follows:

If you would like to have a copy of this report or would like to discuss how you can support young people in Lincoln, please get in touch with us at info@networklincoln.co.uk.