Canoeing, rock climbing and sailing are just some of the activities unemployed Hackney residents can now enjoy for free.
Those recovering from mild mental health conditions are also eligible for Adventures in Learning, a council initiative that runs until the end of March.
It aims to boost confidence, self-esteem, learning and future prospects, and will also raise awareness of opportunities for further learning and employment.
Cllr Nargis Khan, Hackney’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said it provides “a great chance to learn new skills, get access to experienced mentors, socialise and find out about local job, training or educational opportunities.”
The activities last a minimum of six weeks and culminate in a proficiency certificate awarded by the national governing body of the particular sport. Sessions run throughout the week, and some offer a free crèche facility to open them up to parents with young children.
For more information or to book a place visit http://www.hackney.gov.uk/adventures-in-learning.htm