We know that communities, and their relationship to local economies, are always changing. That is why the Community College has to respond quickly to new or unmet areas of need. We are committed to working with new partners, including small community and voluntary groups. To find out how to register as one of our specialist community providers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing access to employability support through Skills Connectors in the West of Norfolk.
Patrick Moir, Business Development Manager:
“We were formed in 1975, as St John’s Housing Trust, with the aim of addressing homelessness in Lowestoft after the decline of the fishing and other manufacturing industries in the town. Known today as Access Community Trust, we provide a range of housing support services for young people and adults in Norfolk and Suffolk. We also run successful employment, mentoring and training services, alongside business start-up support and a social enterprise coffee house.”
Providing access to specialist advice through Multi-Disciplinary Workers.
Jo Howes, Project Manager:
“We were established in 1985, originally to support disabled and vulnerable people in Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area. Our main focus is on the provision of money management, debt and benefits advice, often to people who are at risk of homelessness and who are vulnerable to high interest lenders and loan sharks. In an average year we support more than 3000 people and provide up to 20 volunteering opportunities.”
Lead organisation and employing the Training Coordinator and Employer Broker.
Kevin Bayes, ESF Projects and Business Development Manager:
“We are an established Further Education College that is at the heart of the community. We offer a range of full and part- time vocational and technical courses preparing people for employment, further training or higher education. We are proud to be the lead organisation for the Community College, which enables us to build upon our strengthening partnership with local employers and to work closely with our colleagues in the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector.”
Providing access to mentoring and longer term support through Employment Development Workers.
Daniel Childerhouse, Chief Executive Officer:
“We deliver a range of community-based projects across Norfolk designed to enrich people’s lives and reduce their social exclusion. We were formed in 2000 by two community volunteers. Today, we support up to 200 volunteers across all of our services, which include an Ofcom-registered community radio station and a school for young people who face behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. In everything we do, our passion is to engage, inspire, educate and support.”
Providing access to employability support through Skills Connectors in the East of Norfolk.
Ben Samspon, Employment & Skills Manager:
“We were formed in 1969 in Norwich, with the aim of supporting vulnerable people through volunteering. Today, we provide services across Norfolk, but volunteering is still at the heart of what we do. In King’s Lynn and Norwich we are the main provider for the Big Lottery’s Talent Match Programme, providing training and employment support to young people. In Great Yarmouth, we provide development support to communities and other voluntary organisations.”
Here, we will provide information on our community partners. They will be working with us to meet gaps in current provision and to provide more specialist areas of training and support. The types of services offered by community partners will be directly influenced by people who join us including members of our Steering Group.
If you want to make contact with the Steering Group, please email the committee on: Committee@NorfolkCommunityCollege.co.uk.