We are an ambitious and innovative organisation, pioneering impactful programmes tailored to the needs of every individual, reducing isolation, poverty and unemployment. The impact of our work has helped our students and clients to improve their lives through better English skills, improved school grades and gaining employment. We tailor our approach to suit each person’s needs – building a package of support that has measurable impact and the potential to transform lives. The key to our success is establishing a sense of belonging and ambition for clients and staff alike, because when people feel cared for and encouraged they are able to achieve and contribute more.
The foundations of our work are our three aligned programmes:
Communicate – Adult Learning programme providing ESOL classes, basic skills and advice and guidance to over 250 adults each year.
IntoUniversity – Multi-stranded programme of academic support for children and young people enabling them to attain a university place or another chosen aspiration. IntoUniversity supports over 1,500 children and young people each year.
IntoWork – Bespoke employment programme breaking barriers to work and training for over 500 adults and young people each year.
On top of this, our Community Hub is there for anyone coming through our doors, whether it is for Advice & Guidance, Literacy and Numeracy support, I.T. facilities or just someone to talk to. The Hub is a distinctive place of belonging for local people, offering a positive, safe and stimulating environment available all year round.
In addition to our programmes the Hub also provides:
A community café providing healthy snacks and drinks
A community garden providing an outdoor recreational space and classroom
Support, guidance and training for local organisations and individuals
Premises made available for the use of other community groups
I do hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and use it as an opportunity to find out more about some of our exciting projects and areas of work. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.
Clare Richards MBE FRSA
The ClementJames Centre
To find out more about the impact of our work, read our latest Impact Report 2015.
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