VI ICT Courses – College of North West London
The College of North West London offers IT courses specific for blind and partially sighted people at Entry 3 and Level 1 to include keyboarding training (albeit it would be very helpful if potential learners had prior basic keyboard skills), Word-processing, Spread-sheet, Database, E-mail, Web Design and PowerPoint software using a combination of Windows keys and assistive technology programs JAWS screen reader and Zoom-Text magnifier/reader. These are part-time day courses accredited by City & Guilds and runs for a duration of one year from September to June.
Please telephone 0208 208 5458, if no one is available , leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Classes are held two days a week for each level – Entry Level on Tuesday/Wednesday and Level 1 on Thursday/Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm. At the end of the Level 1 course, students have the option to integrate into mainstream to continue IT at Level 2 or Level 3 or pursue another course of their choice. L2 IT courses are held on Thursday (10.00am – 5.30pm, Friday (10.00am – 3.00pm) and Level 3 Wednesday (9.00am-3.00pm), Thursday( 9.00am-5.00pm). We have up-to- date Windows 7, JAWS 16 and Microsoft Office 2016.
Hidden History 379-381
Brent Mencap needs help from volunteers and the local community. Our new project will explore the history of our Victorian building at 379-381 Willesden High Road. The project runs for a year to September 2018 and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We will find out the history of the building from Victorian times to the present day. There are plenty of different ways you can get involved.
· Lived in the area for a long time? Can you share your memories of the building?
· Would you like to find out how to research the history of a Victorian house?
· Do you want to find out more about the history of Willesden?
· Do you want to be part of a new community project?
· Do you want to volunteer and learn new skills?
· Do you have particular skills and experience you would like to contribute?
· Would you like to help with oral history work, interviewing people who have lived locally or worked in the building over the years?
· Opportunities also include helping with archive research, photo research, events, workshops and publicity.
· Are you a local business? Could you sponsor part of the project?
How to contact us email : email@example.com phone : 0208 451 5278 and leave your details website : use the Contact Us form by post: Brent Mencap, 379-381 High Road, Willesden NW10 2JR Facebook: via Brent Mencap or Hidden History @379to381HighRoad Complete and email 379to381 Volunteer Interests form (Word 26KB)
The Carers Respite Grant is Ending
We would like to hear your opinion on the changes to the respite grant if you are a carer in Brent. Brent Council, NHS Brent CCG, and Brent Carers Hub are jointly updating their strategy for carers and would like to hear your views. Click here to read the full article.
How can carers give their ideas about improving services that promote health & well-being?
Brent Council, NHS Brent CCG, and Brent Carers Hub are jointly updating their strategy for carers. Carers can provide comments directly through:
Brent Council customer services: 020 8937 1234
Brent Carers Hub telephone line: 020 3802 7070
NHS Brent CCG enquiries email: BRECCG.Brentenquiries@nhs.net
New Brent Art Group
exciting new art group for young people aged 16 – 30
who have a learning disability
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Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) is an arms-length management organisations (ALMO) and community housing company owned by Brent Council.
While the council owns the homes and takes responsibility for housing policy and strategy, we are responsible for the day-to-day management of
housing services to over 9,500 council tenants and 3,000 leaseholders (12,500 altogether
as well as learning new skills and receiving work experiences. Previous volunteers have recently moved into employment,
so the project provides a great opportunity for those looking to get into work. Find out more.
Disability Rights UK
wants to share some exciting information with you about The Leadership Academy Programme;
Please visit our website for more details of the outcomes from the first year’s programme; http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/leadership
Places are offered on a first come first served basis and payment will be expected as soon as your provisional offer has been made.
For further information or if you are interested in applying? please request an application from The Leadership Academy Executive; Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, celebrates 20 years of giving with 20 special grants
To mark 20 years of grant giving in the Capital, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded an exceptional £20,000 grant to Brent Mencap
Click here for further details. (98KB) Word Doc
You can visit the CAB at any one of 13 Children’s Centres if you have children under 5 years old.
Visit CAB at Brent Housing Partnership if you are a council tenant.
Visit CAB at Catalyst Housing Association if you are a Catalyst tenant.
Visit CAB at Westminister Drug Project if you are affected by drug and alcohol abuse.
Visit CAB at Brent Civic Centre every Monday & Thursday or Call them on 020 8438 1249 Mon to Fri 10am-4:00pm.
You can also check out Brent Advice Matters (BAM) Website http://www.bam.org.uk
@ The Village School Grove Park, Kingsbury, London NW9 0JY
Every Saturday Term – Time
Morning session: 9am – 12pm (3 hrs)
Afternoon Session: 12pm – 4pm (4hrs)
Full Session: 9am – 4pm (7hrs)
Ages: 3 – 19 £11/hr
Contact: Tunde Alabi @ The Village School on 07721857224 or email@example.com