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Welcome to SPARKS Project CIC

It stands for Solving Problems And Real Kickstart Solutions 

(SPARKS) is a 3-year project set up independently to help people in Barrowcliff (Woodlands Ward). Funded by The Big Local and ESF we started in October 2018. Michelle, Glenda and Emma are all qualified tutors and Life Coaches working with people in many different ways. That’s the beauty of SPARKS as it is different for everyone and so hard for us to put into words.

It is aimed at working age people, age 19 and over who are not working.

We help people with 3 simple steps:

  1. Listening to identify problems
  2. Inspiring people and finding solutions
  3. Igniting that spark and coaching people to take charge of their own lives

We offer free one on one appointments and group sessions to help people set and achieve their goals, which can be anything from the following:

  • Business ideas and turning them into a reality.
  • Training and education, DBS, CSCS, career advice.
  • Recruitment quality CV’s, we work in partnership with Castle Employment and Fusion Resources.
  • Personal profiling – who are you?
  • Confidence, self esteem and self awareness.
  • Practical parenting.
  • Healthy eating and lifestyle.
  • Time for you activities.
  • Mental health and wellness.
  • Finances and debt management working with Rainbow Money and CAB.
  • Help you access other organisations.
  • Getting out of the house and meeting new people.


We are based in our Workshop at 30 Wreyfield Drive and we also have outreach sessions at Gallows Close, Wreyfield Drive Methodist and Briercliff Children’s Centre as well as at our North Bay beach chalet. We also offer home visits if you feel that suits you.

In school holidays we also offer parent and child activities, which are accredited by the Children’s University.

We listen, but do not judge, we want to help people succeed and not suffer, so please contact us today for a confidential chat to see how we can help you. Telephone 07701356900 or 07701356909.

Our aim is to help you help yourself by building solid foundations for you to build on and start living the life you want. So, what are you waiting for?