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Baseline drop-in service

Baseline provides support and advice for young people aged 16–18 (up to 25 years old for those with additional needs) not in employment, education or training (NEET).  

Covid-19: A message from the Baseline team

Whether you are self-isolating or have had your school, college or work closed, the chances are that you will be spending more time on your own.

Whatever the case, many opportunities which would have been open to you are currently on hold.

These are uncertain times but there are ways to remain positive. Think to the future, and use this time to find ways to benefit yourself.

Plan for your future

Use this time to research possible careers and job roles. At some stage everything will open up again and you might want to use this time to reflect on possible career directions

Get skilled up

There are a lot of free online learning resources you can access without leaving the house. Gain recognised certificates, build your CV, and learn new skills so you are in a good position when things start up again.

  • Open University has over 900 completely free courses (including Introductory and Levels 1,2 &3) including: Health, Sports & Psychology, Education & Development, History & The Arts, Languages, Money & Business, Nature & Environment

  • Free Courses in England offers a wide range of free, Level 2 certificate & Level 2 courses including: Event Planning, Stewarding at Spectator Events, Digital Skills for Work, Principles of Business Administration, Data Protection and Data Security, Customer Services, Health and Social Care Professions, Retail Operations, Principles of Warehousing and Storage  

Gain valuable work experience

Volunteering helps your local community, keeps you busy and helps you to gain valuable work experience.

Rushey Green Time Bank - join the Time Bank to exchange time and skills, benefiting you, your neighbours and your local community! RGTB will be a leading partner with Lewisham Council providing community support. Visit the website for more info 

Lewisham Covid-19 mutual aid groups: wherever you live in Lewisham there will be a mutual aid group dedicated to supporting each other during this time. Everyone can help or get help. Search on Facebook for Lewisham Covid-19 mutual aid public group for more details and links to local groups.

We will be sharing other volunteering opportunities on the Baseline facebook page

If you would like to speak to an adviser:

Monday to Wednesday: please call 07880 456 769 between 10am to 4pm

Thursday and Friday: please call 07880 439 879 between 10am to 4pm

Or email us on:   baseline@lewisham.gov.uk


Finally – stay safe and follow the guidelines for keeping yourself and those around you safe and well.

We hope to see you all soon

The Baseline team

Contact

Baseline drop-in service

Email: baseline@lewisham.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8314 7549
Opening hours:

Monday 2pm–5pm Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm