Norfolk Community College

Norfolk Community College is a partnership from across the community, voluntary and education sectors. Collectively partners have extensive knowledge and experience of providing employment and training services. They can also provide access to advice on debt, benefits and housing, along with a range of other specialist services.

The college supports people aged 25 and above who have been out of work for a long period of time, and who need extra support to find employment. This might include support to learn new skills, to retrain for a new jobs, or to become self-employed.

Access to specialist support to help overcome barriers to employment – covering areas such as housing problems, debt and mental health is also provided.

What is involved?

Norfolk Community College provides a range of services and advice to people seeking jobs and new skills. The College provides training, work placements, advice and volunteering opportunities. Whatever the situation, the Community College will do all that it can to help people to achieve their goals at a pace that is right for them, and in a place that is near to where they live.

Access Community Trust employs the Skills Connectors for the partnership who offer one-to-one advice and help to identify strengths and interests and the steps to take to improve job prospects. For those who need more guidance and longer-term support, the partnership can provide Employment Development Workers who offer mentoring and assistance to overcome barriers.

It is difficult to stay focused on training and job searching when crisis situations arise and that is why the Community College provides quick access to multi-disciplinary workers who are specialists in housing, debt and benefits. These workers also have good links to other services, saving you the time and worry of seeking out the right service.

The partnership employs a Training Coordinator who provides access to training to support re-training and development of new skills, an Employer Broker who provides access to volunteer or work placement opportunities and access to business mentors who can provide support with starting up and running a business or social enterprise.

Project Staff

Declan Geraghty, Project Lead

Sam Apeh, Skills Connector
Don Smith, Skills Connector

To learn more about the partnership visit the Norfolk Community College website

Funding and Partners

Big Lottery Fund
European Social Fund

East Coast College
Future Projects
Voluntary Norfolk
DIAL Great Yarmouth

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Our vision is to promote social inclusion for the community benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.