Basketball stars leave homeless "walking tall"
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Care and Support, Education
Riverside resident Ian Emptage receiving his certificate from Heat Player Sam Cricelli
Two national league basketball stars left homeless residents "walking tall" when they presented training certificates to them at Riverside's supported housing and training scheme in Guildford.
The Premier league basketball players from the Surrey Heat team, Martelle McLemore and Sam Cricelli, presented certificates to students who are residents at Riverside ECHG’s Vaughan House & St Saviours Dispersed schemes in Guildford, Surrey.
Certificates were presented for achievements in Levels 1 & 2 computer skills including using email, web design, word processing software, and developing personal confidence and self-awareness. Also one client achieved a NOCN level 2 award in progression.
Riverside Support Worker Catherine Ramsey, who helped organise the event said: “The courses are a part of a local community learning scheme which aims to help the long term unemployed to gain skills and confidence to return back to the workplace.”
The views of Riverside’s proud residents such as Ian Emptage who achieved an impressive NVQ Level were very clear. The general view was that “It was great having Sam and Martelle with us – it makes you want to walk tall.”