2econd Chance – Empowering Young People and Saving Computers

Silver Birch Care are proud to support 2econd Chance who offer young people living with social, emotional and mental health needs, physical or learning disabilities work-based training in the IT sector. They provide bespoke supported training programmes designed to foster an increased sense of self-belief and confidence through the development of practical skills.

Supported by their team, young people will complete hands-on training matched to their ability, focused on the fundamentals of computer hardware and software management. They will be shown how refurbish an old computer, adding years onto its lifespan. These machines are then sold via 2econd Chance C.I.C. to fund the training programme.

On completion of the training adults will be encouraged to become volunteer ambassadors supporting other adults through the programme, signposted to additional training or mentored through searches for employment.