Who can come to REMIT
We are here for adults in Leicester & Leicestershire with mental health problems. Because we offer a supportive environment, we tend to work with people who have not been in formal education for some time, or who want to move towards mainstream education or employment at their own pace.
What happens if a student misses a session?
It is not a problem to miss the odd week. Ideally we ask learners to let us know if they can’t come in. If we have not heard from someone for three weeks, we will write out to ask if they are okay, and if they want to come back.
Is there a waiting list to come to REMIT?
It usually takes two to four weeks to get an appointment after sending in a referral form. After this it is just a case of waiting for a space on a course. Sometimes there is a space available straight away, but often there is a waiting list. We will always try to fit someone in to a suitable class, or tell them about accessible courses elsewhere.
How many courses can I do?
You can choose up to three courses plus, if you need extra help with English and or Maths you can choose literacy and numeracy classes. There may also be the opportunity to enrol on short courses.
Why don’t you take part in care programmes?
We feel that it is important for people to come to REMIT because they want to, and to see themselves as learners not patients. We do not speak to mental health, or any other, professionals without our learners’ permission. If a student wants our input into a care plan we may be able to provide some written feedback on their learning.
Do you have keyworkers?
Again we feel it is best if our learners are in control of their progress through REMIT, so we don’t have a ‘keyworking approach’. Naturally it is important that learners feel they can discuss their progress, so we try to make our guidance and support as accessible as possible.
How much does it cost? Do you pay for transport?
All our courses are provided free of charge. We are not normally able to pay for transport, but this help is sometimes available from other agencies. Please ask if you want more information on this.
Where is REMIT?
REMIT courses run all over the city of Leicester. We do have a main base, but we take the Remit atmosphere and way of working wherever we go.
How are you funded?
We are part of Leicester City Council’s Adult Skills & Learning Service. Some of our programme is jointly funded, and we work in partnership with the following organisations:
Leicester and Leicestershire Learning and Skills Council, Leicester City Social Care and Health, Leicester City PCTs, Fosse Arts Studios, Leicester City Council Supported Housing, Network for Change, and the REMIT Users Group