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Develop your skills for independent living

Are you looking to extend your skills in an adult environment and somewhere that will cater to your additional learning needs?

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Every year we help a variety of learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities take the next step in their learning journeys at Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning

We offer a wide ranging provision that focuses on learning skills that support independent living and developing skills for work.

Our independent living skills courses equip learners with the skills to be able to manage tasks more independently, both at home and in the community. These include: personal health and hygiene, personal and social development, and cooking. We also offer a pathway in independent living for those wishing to move into supported accommodation. This is a fifteen hour a week provision run over one to two years, depending on the needs of the learner. If you wish to access this course you will need to undertake an assessment and interview. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and to find out your support needs.

If you would like to gain or brush up on your skills for work we can help there to. We offer a wide range of courses including:  English, Maths and ICT.

Maybe you are the creative type and working with textiles, exploring art and craft, photography or gardening skills are more your thing. Whatever course you choose you will be supported, have fun and expand your skills base.

For information about all of your course choices come and talk to us at our ALDD open day on: 

  • 3 July 2017, 10am to 3pm  at Brookfield Centre  
  • 4 July 2017, 10am to 3pm at Harlington Centre

Work in Supported Employment (WISE)

WISE is a community-based project that is run as part of our FLC Programme. It enables adults with learning difficulties/disabilities (LDD) to access voluntary work-based learning and work placements. Working in the community is a vital part of social inclusion and this programme aims to support residents with LDD to do just that.

Health Promotion: fortnightly drop-in sessions

These free sessions are for adults with learning disabilities and will commence from September 2017, . They are run in partnership with the Learning Disabilities Nurse Team, to promote all aspects of healthy living and preventative health measures. They cover a range of subjects, including alcohol, healthy eating, drugs and smoking, epilepsy awareness and good hygiene. Sessions run fortnightly, at Brookfield Adult Learning Centre. Please feel free to come  along and join us. There is no enrolment procedure we will just register your attendance at the session.

For more information, contact Brookfield  Adult Learning Centre: Jane Pendrey at Brookfield Adult Learning Centre on  01895 556455 or email jpendrey@hillingdon.gov.uk

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