Motiv8 helps to Bridge the Gap

Published on: Wednesday 16th May 2018

It was a proud moment for Motiv8 client Garry and his Key Worker Dionne when he attended the Graduation Ceremony for the Bridging the Gap course on Thursday, 22nd March 2018.

The Bridging the Gap course is run by ADS (Addiction Dependency Solutions), an organisation that helps people who have experienced substance misuse and related problems and helps them gain the skills needed to become work ready.

Garry, who was referred to the course as part of his personalised Motiv8 Action Plan to get back on track, thrived during the Bridging the Gap course.

In addition to graduating, he was thrilled and honoured to have been selected by the other students as the most Outstanding Student on the course.

Garry said: “Motiv8 referring me to this course is one of the best things that has happened to me. We all bonded as a team and I can’t believe how good it has been for me. I hope to go on to do some volunteering. This has given me a great confidence boost - I feel that I am getting back on track now.”

New Charter Homes (part of the Jigsaw Group) is leading the Motiv8 programme, with support from other Manchester Athena housing providers at Stockport Homes, ForViva, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and, Bolton at Home.

To find out more about Motiv8 and the eligibility criteria for the programme, please visit their website or call 0161 331 2048 or email You can also follow them on Twitter @Motiv8GM.

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