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Employment and Training

by Ideal For All

About our activities / service

Accessibility details The Independent Living Centre is a fully accessible. The building is purpose-built for disabled access and also has an on-site car park with ample disabled parking bays. Excellent transport links.
Opening hours Mon 9 – 5.30
Tue 9 – 7.00 ( 5 – 7, Youth group & BSL Training )
Wed 9 – 5.30
Thur 9 – 7.30 (5 – 7, BSL Training)
Fri 9 – 5.30

Our service offers a range of employment training and courses as well as access to equipment, adaptations and specialist software to support people throughout their journey. We provide bespoke advice, guidance, mentoring and support designed to ensure people get the most out of their experience when accessing our service. Our aim is to empower people by enabling progression, improving confidence, raising awareness, up-skilling and increasing employability with a view to becoming active Sandwell citizens The service manages a weekly outreach coffee morning service at: • Cradley Heath Salvation Army, Meredith Street, B64 5EP • Oldbury Library, Jack Judge House, 10, Halesowen Street, B69 2AJ • Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, Holyhead Road, WS10 7DF • West Bromwich Central Library, High Street, West Bromwich B70 8DZ From 10.30 till 12.30

Staff qualifications Matrix award, ISO 9001, IAG L4, PTLLS, DTLLS, B.Ed (Hons) qualified staff
Genders All
Age focus 11 year olds, 12 year olds, 13 year olds, 14 year olds, 15 year olds, 16 year olds, 17 year olds, 18 year olds, 19-25 year olds, 26-65 year olds, 65+ year olds

About the organisation

Ideal for All is a user-led organisation set up in 1996. It provides services to disabled, disadvantaged and elderly residents of Sandwell, to enhance skills, provide a route to employment, reduce social isolation and maintain independence. The Services are designed to provide solutions for Independent Living and are offered from the Independent Living Centre, a fully accessible building, situated at 100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick.

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