2016 March 4th - Self Esteem Boost for Young People at Aldwyck

Aldwyck Housing Group is providing a self esteem boost to their young residents and the local community as part of a new AQA learning scheme.

The course is being introduced after a survey was completed by young people who asked for support with low self confidence issues.

A recent report by children’s charity ChildLine stated that 35,244 of the counselling sessions held in 2014/15 were related to low self-esteem and unhappiness. This was an increase of 9% on the previous year.

As part of the Aldwyck programme, young people will receive an AQA qualification in ‘Building confidence and self esteem’ which is designed to help improve self esteem by learning what self esteem means and how to make positive changes.

The weekly sessions will take place every Friday and includes creating a canvas or poster which is designed to help other young people who are in a similar situation overcome their own issues with confidence.

The first session of the 13 week programme begins on 4 March at Sandringham Drive in Houghton Regis from 5:30pm for ages 7 to 13.

For more information on the sessions, please contact Rhys Evans on rhys.evans@aldwyck.co.uk.

2016 April 16th - Town Mayor’s Spring Bingo Afternoon

The Town Mayor’s Spring Bingo Afternoon takes place on Saturday 16th April 2016 at 2.30pm at Houghton Regis Day Centre, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5 5QN.

The cards for the games must be purchased in advance from the Town Council Offices, and the games cards are sold in strips of six cards (£1 per strip). There will be four games, plus a flyer played during the afternoon, and to take part in all games, the total cost will be £5 per person and there will be tea and coffee available on the day. The prizes for the Bingo games will all be on a ‘Spring’ theme.

The event is open to everyone (over the age of 18) and funds raised from this fun afternoon will go towards the Mayor’s nominated charities which are All Saints Parish Church, Dunstable and District Disabled Sports (DADDS) and the Children’s Ward of the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Councillor Shimmin very much hopes that you are able to attend this occasion and looks forward to meeting with you on the 16th April.

It would assist me greatly, if you could complete and return THIS FORM  no later than Friday 8th April 2016.