Camarilla Rolling with the ‘Hard Knocks’!

Camarilla is delighted to be working with leading national charity, the School Of Hard Knocks, helping with its media relations and political engagement in Wales.

One of the first things we got to do was announce support from the charity from Wales’ longest running public sector procurement framework, the £1bn South East and Mid Wales Collaborative Construction Framework (SEWSCAP).

In line with its commitment to meeting the goals and objectives of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, the award-winning framework, in partnership with its sister framework, the South East & Mid Wales Collaborative Civil Engineering and Highways Construction Framework (SEWH), has committed funding to the charity, ensuring Behaviour Specialists can be recruited to undertake valuable work with school children and adults across South East Wales.

The School Of Hard Knocks uses rugby and other high impact sports as a vehicle to deliver social change. Its work demonstrates that the values of sport, combined with a personal development curriculum and one-to-one mentoring, centred around the needs of the individual, enables beneficiaries to reach their potential.

It delivers three programmes across South Wales, its Schools Programme, Adults Programme, and its Back in the Game online offering. The charity’s Schools Programme reaches children who are disengaged from school and enables them to realise their potential, improve their behaviour and adopt a growth mindset. A third of all exclusions from school are due to persistent disruptive behaviour and the children the charity supports also suffer with low confidence, poor self-control, difficulties with social cohesion and poor communication skills.

The Adult Programme focuses on tackling unemployment, as well as poor physical and mental health. Many participants have extra barriers to employment to contend with such as challenges with their mental health, histories of criminal and anti-social behaviour and addiction.

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