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Community Matters Deaf Employment Job Club
Launched on 8th November 2016, the Job Club offers weekly drop in support, as well as one to one appointments, and a series of workshops aimed at supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing people moving towards employability.
Are you looking to:
- Receive support with CV writing and completing application forms
- Get opportunities to apply and become involved with volunteering
- Be signposted to training, apprenticeships or educational courses to gain further skills
- Improve your confidence
- get involved with volunteering
- Gain employment, become self-employed, or start your own business with our specialist deaf and hard of hearing support
The weekly drop-in sessions are held at three locations as follows:
Tuesdays - 10am to 1pm
Blakenhall Community and Healthy Living Centre (The Bob Jones Centre), Bromley St, Wolverhampton WV2 3AS
Wednesdays - 10am to 12.30pm
Sandwell Deaf Community Centre (Sandwell Deaf Community Association), Summer St, West Bromwich B71 4JA
Wednesdays - 2pm to 5pm
Walsall Deaf People's Centre, 59A Lichfield Street, Walsall WS4 2BX
One to one appointments can also be made outside of the above job club times to meet the individual's needs.
For more details, please contact Marian White
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