Saltbrook Place hostel

Students from City of Wolverhampton College have been praised for their help in supporting vulnerable young adults in the Dudley area.

Three students – who are studying for a Level 3 qualification in personal training at the college’s Wellington Road campus – volunteered at an open day at Midland Heart’s new Saltbrook Place hostel (pictured, left)  in Lye and developed a fitness training programme to help rehabilitate young people who are homeless and recovering from traumatic experiences.

The experience gave them an insight into developing schemes for vulnerable young people and has led to all three being offered volunteering roles with the organisation over the summer.

Student Ian Robinson, aged 21, said: “It was a great experience working with clients at the hostel and an opportunity for us to put the mentoring skills and training methods we have learnt on the course into practice by developing a programme tailored to the needs of a specific group of people.”

Patrick Scriven, senior engagement worker at Saltbrook Place said: “I was very impressed with the students’ professional attitude and they got the seal of approval from our customers which I was extremely happy to hear.”

Midland Heart is dedicated to making a difference to people in the greatest need through high standard housing, care and support services – each year they support over 7,000 individuals to thrive and live happy, fulfilled and independent lives.

For details of sport and fitness courses offered by the college go to or call 01902 836000.

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