Bletchingley Skills Centre

Bletchingley Skills Centre is a charity founded in 1989 with the goal of providing adult education classes for disabled people. The main aim of the Skills Centre was to provide training courses, support and information for physically impaired people and to help them develop their potential, whether by improving their skills or helping develop their self confidence. As we lost our Surrey County council grant this year we have now extended our client group to include both disabled and non-disabled adults. It is now a community learning facility for disabled and non disabled adults.

 

Courses offered include, numeracy, literacy, cookery, crafts and exercise. We also offer computer and Ipad classes for students at all levels including courses specifically for the visually impaired. The courses help students to become more independent and learn skills to enable them to seek employment, both paid or voluntary. There are corrently 60 student placements attending the courses on a weekly basis. The centre is a small unique charity run by the centre co-ordinator, Wendy Cope and two part time assistants Gillian Lammas and Caroline Eastwood. We rely on the help of volunteers to run some of the courses, and welcome all newcomers or volunteers. Visitors are always welcome to call in.

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