‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand’ (Confuscious)


The aims and objectives of STEPS UP, involve education and empowerment. The ultimate goal is to enable self-sufficiency for our service users and their families, as they achieve success in:

  1. Their day-to-day living
  2. Their personal career plans
  3. Enhancing their skills and abilities
  4. Enabling successful workforce opportunities

After all, as the old adage states:

‘Give a man a fish and, you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and, you feed him for a lifetime’.

It is this message which the Centre of Help and Hope (CHH) has embraced, leading to the faith-filled birth of STEPS UP, incorporating lifelong learning in all of its facets.

As such, STEPS UP will focus, primarily, on four areas as follows:

‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand’ (Confuscious)

Comprehensive services, increasing education levels to attain educational goals.

Proven curriculum will be accessed, for example, as is available from the Open College Network (OCN). Professionally qualified and skilled staff/volunteers will be utilised to provide high level services.


  • Reading & Literacy Support
  • Talent Management – VISION
  • Maths Support
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Cookery Classes
  • Information Technology
  • Vocational Training/Skills
    • Sewing/Dressmaking Classes
    • Crochet Classes
    • Knitting
    • Child Development/Child Care
    • Intentionally Parenting

‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand’ (Confuscious)

Practical educational and empowerment training will be delivered, to enable skill building, facilitating access to employment along with growth in chosen careers.
Personal goals will be realised along with a knowledge of opportunities for training and work, involving the full recruitment process.


  • Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshops
  • Job Search Assistance Workshops
  • Vocational Training
  • Practice Job Interviews
  • Job Search Workshops

The ability to:

  • Investigate career goals
  • Describe the next steps to achieve personal goals
  • Identify sources of information for training and employment
  • List training opportunities
  • Outline employment options
  • Outline their personal skills
  • Identify personal information for application forms or CV
  • Describe skills and knowledge required for identified career path
  • Identify the steps to recruitment
  • Describe the importance of personal preparation for interview

‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand’ (Confuscious)

The importance of embracing a healthy lifestyle will be emphasised.
Services considered will be provided by trained health professionals, coaches and committed volunteers.


  • Health Screenings
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Mental Wellness
  • Lifestyle Workshops

‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand’ (Confuscious)

Opportunities will be provided for enhancing financial literacy. This will involve workshops in:

  • Better Money Habits
  • Debt Management
  • Financial Counselling
  • Budget Workshops

To find out more information about what CHH has to offer, please visit our official website at http://www.centreofhelpandhope.com