Job Club Update

Community Matters Deaf Employment Job Club

The Job Club was launched on the 8th November 2016 and will run for three years, offering weekly drop in support as well as a series of 9-12 workshops aimed at supporting deaf people.

Are you looking to:

  • get support with CV writing
  • complete application forms
  • apply for volunteering opportunities
  • be signposted to training, apprenticeship or education
  • improve your confidence
  • get involved with volunteering
  • start training in order to develop your skills
  • obtain employment or become self-employed/ start your own business
  • Attend 1:1 sessions, suitable to your time

The weekly drop-in sessions will start from 2nd October 2017.

Details as follows:

Mondays - 1pm to 5pm

Sandwell Deaf Community Centre, Sandwell Deaf Community Association, Dagger Lane, West Bromwich B71 4BB

Tuesdays - 10am to 2pm

Blakenhall Community and Healthy Living Centre (The Bob Jones Centre),Bromley St, Wolverhampton WV2 3AS

Wednesdays - 1pm to 5pm

Walsall Deaf People's Centre, 59A Lichfield Street, Walsall WS4 2BX

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For more details, please contact Marian White on: marian@zebra-access.com

SMS/Facetime: 07761096732

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The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.


Community Matters is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help those in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into employment by developing their skills and confidence.

The project will be delivered by the Heart of England Community Foundation in conjunction with 23 local partner agencies across the region that provide tailored support to improve the lives, living conditions and raise the aspirations of marginalised individuals.


Zebra Access is just one of those partners. We will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project; Access to Business, Age UK Walsall, Ashley Community Housing Ltd, Bilston Resource Centre, Black Country Housing Group, Dudley Caribbean and Friends Association, Ideal For All, Just Straight Talk, Kids in Communication, Manor Farm Community Association, Refugee and Migrant Centre, Summit House Support, SWEDA, TLC College, Walsall Adult and Community College, Walsall Housing Group, WELL Associates and Workers Educational Association (WEA).


Target areas in all four boroughs have been identified, and some of the project's activities will be delivered across the Black Country while others will take a more localised approach, focusing on a specific borough, town or estate.

Activities will include basic skills training and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), accredited training, weekly jobs clubs, employment/self-employment information sessions, targeted employability programmes and literacy, numeracy and financial skills workshops.

For more information about the BBO Community Matters Project please contact Chris Beech on 01902 421919 or chris@zebra-access.com.


To speak with a member of the Programme Management Team at Heart of England Community Foundation please email bbo@heartofenglandcf.co.uk or visit www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk.