Resource Centres

A wide variety of organisations are available to help you improve your work prospects and your quality of life.

Find more information about local support you can access here.

The Open Age Employment programme aims to help individuals aged 50 and over to enhance their computer skills by offering a Beginner’s Computer Course and an Intermediate Computer Course.  

These courses are free for 50+ job seekers to attend.

New Futures 50 Plus is an Employment Programme offering free, confidential advice and guidance and job brokerage for 50+ unemployed people in Kensington/Chelsea and Westminster who need help to get back into work and training. They offer help for CV, Cover letter and Application Forms.

The Online Centres Network - formerly UK online centres - is made up of more than 5,000 organisations based at the heart of hyper-local communities, each aiming to help people use digital technology to become more included, access essential services and take advantage of the opportunities the internet provides.

Islington Computer Skills Centre is part of Islington Libraries Learning Hub and provides free computer training to Islington residents.We host free training for Islington residents aged 19 and above who are unemployed or low waged and receiving benefits. All classes are taught by qualified tutors in a relaxed and friendly environment. You can choose from a range of vocationally-related and computer courses. The centre is fully wheelchair accessible and has adapted toilets. 

Citizens Advice, aims to provide free access of information to everyone and provide advice that helps people overcome their problems and come together to campaign on big issues when their voices need to be heard.


Citizens Advice provide basic information about your rights to health care, the NHS complaints procedure, how much health care costs and show you who can help with more information.

+44 (0) 0345 404 0506

Signpost offers a wide range of services, empowering people to move into sustainable employment, education and training opportunities.

+44 (0) 0125 568 8683

Signpost offers a wide range of services, empowering people to move into sustainable employment, education and training opportunities.

+44 (0) 0788 003 5969

Signpost offers a wide range of services, empowering people to move into sustainable employment, education and training opportunities.

+44 (0) 0120 686 1800

Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. We support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. But when things go wrong we help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems.

+44 (0) 300 1231 100

HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association) has been established in 1967 as a not-for-profit charity.  We aim to bridge the gap between education and industry while designing training packages to fit each individual.

HETA is renowned and recognised as the leading Engineering apprenticeships and training programmes provider in the Hull region. 





+44 (0) 148 2826 635

The Hair and Beauty Benevolent (HABB) has been founded in 1853 and from since it aims to support and help both individuals and their families. 

We offer a financially support to the persons who are working or have worked in the hair and beauty industry, suffering in the case of illness, disability or just needing support or assurance. 





Walthew House aims to provide equality of voluntary services for all people with a sensory loss in Stockport. Our groups, activities, and services cater specifically for the needs of each person that comes to us with a sight or hearing loss.

Our not for profit Resource Centre is open from 10am to 2.30pm on weekdays, staffed by trained volunteers who can demonstrate a range of equipment and provide information. The centre stocks a wide rang of equipment for people with a sensory loss, including professional magnifiers, landline phones, smartphones, talking watches, loop systems, day lamps etc.

Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre (formerly Stockport Day Centre) is a local voluntary organisation providing support to adults in the Stockport area who experience mental health problems.

We offer a range of leisure, therapeutic, educational and social activities and facilities, developed in consultation with our members, in order to promote integration and mental and social well being.

+44 (0)161 429 9744

Promoting independent lifestyles supporting people with a disability and disadvantaged groups.

We open up opportunities and unlock the potential of those with a defined need or goal but cannot get there by themselves. We are passionate at creating opportunities for independence, changing perceptions and championing ambition, determined to make a positive difference to individuals and to the community.

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