Solas

Cre8 Opportunities

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Cre8 provides a wide range of activities and opportunities for the people Solas supports

We believe that everyone has talent and the ability to make a real contribution to society, these opportunities are just a spring board for people discovering what those talents really are…

Click here to view our Cre8 leaflet

Cre8 - Social Enterprise logo

Cre8 Interiors provides a great opportunity for you to gain experience in painting, decorating and small repairs.  Achieve qualifications and obtain references for future employment.

Join our 8 week volunteering programme which includes;

  • Full Induction
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Team Building Skills
  • Painting and Decorating Certificate
  • Hands on Experience
  • Employment Support
  • End of volunteering programme celebration
  • Opportunity to become a peer mentor

To get involved, contact Catherine on: 07837033535 or email catherine.waters@solas-cymru.co.uk to find out more.
Cre8 - Volunteering

A Solas volunteer, you will have the opportunity to develop your own goals and work towards an accredited volunteering qualification.

  • Take part in one off volunteering events or ongoing volunteering placements
  • Volunteer with Solas or get support to find an external placement
  • Volunteer at the Social Enterprise

To get involved, contact Catherine on: 07837033535 or email catherine.waters@solas-cymru.co.uk to find out more.

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A Cre8 team member will work with you to provide a wide range of engagement and participation activities, from workshops to one off life changing experiences. There is something for everyone.

  • Participate in activities where you live
  • Join in our ‘Loop Network Task Groups’, Solas’ resident panel
  • Work with us to develop future services and activities, attend residents’ meetings and have your say
  • Interview with us & help recruit the right staff
  • Represent the company at events
  • Take part in the annual survey
  • Help create the client newsletter

To get involved, contact Tim on: 07973381829 or email tim.barker@gwalia.com to find out more.

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A Cre8 team member will support you individually to work towards your goals as well as delivering a wide variety of qualifications including Agored Units in Budgeting, Healthy Relationships, Food Safety and Healthy Eating and also courses in Literacy, Numeracy and IT.

Cre8 offers a variety of options for those who want to engage with education and training.

  • We are a Registered Learning Centre with Agored Cymru.
  • Attend workshops and gain credits with Agored Units in budgeting, community development & volunteering, confidence building, practical allotment and gardening, preparing for tenancy, settling in and maintaining a tenancy
  • Help us develop qualifications to suit you
  • Develop your goals and aspirations for learning

To get involved, contact Claire on: 07837033447 or email claire.briggs@solas-cymru.co.uk to find out more.

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Learn practical life skills and gain experience around the home while keeping to your budget.

  • DIY Skills
  • Wallpapering/Decorating/Painting Skills
  • Safety in the home
  • Tiling
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Installations
  • Energy Awareness
  • Repairing/Up-cycling furniture for your home

To get involved, contact Glyn on: 07793642061 or email glyn.southwell@solas-cymru.co.uk to find out more.

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We will work with you to gain confidence to get your first job or back into the world of employment.

This is a critical part of having a sustainable future.

  • CV Writing
  • Job Search
  • Speculative and Cover Letters
  • Applications
  • Why work debate – confidence & marketing your skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Workshop Wednesday (relaxed learning environment)
  • Be informed of job fairs and current vacancies
  • 121 support and group workshops to prepare for employment
  • Support whilst in employment to ensure success

To get involved, contact Lucy on: 07837033482 or email lucy.rowlands@solas-cymru.co.uk

Carlie on: 07747273580 or email Carlie.Davies@solas-cymru.co.uk to find out more.

Cre8 - Healthy Lifestyle

Join in with:

  • Healthy cooking workshops
  • Healthy Living Workshops (find out about the effects of smoking, alcohol and drugs on your body’s performance)
  • Weekly activities – tennis, badminton, gardening, gym and swim
  • Monthly Events e.g. Taff Trail Bike Ride, Mountain Walk, Beach and Field Olympics, Summer sports day

To get involved, contact Jon on: 07557437350 or email jon.burgess@solas-cymru.co.uk to find out more.