Children are being offered a range of activities at sessions after sharing ideas at a Thrive forum.
The sessions for eight to 14-year-olds have been organised by the charity Artistic Ministries - Kids Against Crime.
The scheme has been strengthened further by Pertemps People Development Group, who have introduced the charity Hearing Dogs For Deaf People to the programme. Pertemps have an existing part-nership with Artistic Ministries and also actively support the charity Hearing Dogs.
The inspiration to link the two charities together to work for the educational benefit of the children, was born out of the Thrive workshop forum at BHSF in February where Pertemps and Artistic Ministries shared ideas outside of their normal combined remit, for the good of bringing together the business sector with the voluntary sector.
Pertemps People Development Group help support parents keen to get back to work and liaise with Artistic Ministries to offer activities for children.
From today, Tuesday, March 25th to Friday 28th at Woodview Community Centre, the children will be involved in workshops including demonstration of trained Hearing Dogs working with their owners.
Philip Pemble of Pertemps, said: "It is wonderful to have had the vision for the two charities coming together for mutual benefit and all three parties are tremendously excited about the workshop. I am sure the Thrive forum is going to produce many more fruitful business and charity partnerships like ours."
Joy Turner of Artistic Ministries said: "The young people we mentor are our future and will shape our businesses and communities in many different capacities. It is important they develop a wide variety of social skills and are aware of the special needs of the physically disadvantaged. We really value our partnership with Pertemps People Development Group and hope the future brings more inspired initiatives like this."