Since 2012 our Recovery Colleges have provided an inclusive learning, training and employment experience for people in recovery from homelessness. It’s based on the principle that learning and paid work can be a transformative experience. When lockdown began, we decided to take Recovery College online to ensure people still had the chance to learn.
Our online tutors run a range of courses from digital skills, to numeracy and literacy classes, to meditation and yoga. People can take part online or by phone if they don’t have access to the internet.
Remote Recovery College is a project unlike any we have done before. A few months after it launched, we were running 20 different courses every week, and the number of people taking part continues to grow.
Gennoria Miles has been taking part in sessions at our Recovery College for years. During lockdown, she tried her hand at a few new online courses. Lockdown has given her the chance to reflect on her own life as well as the situation in the wider world. She shares her thoughts, and a poem she wrote called ‘Peace’.