Local Access Centre

‘We help anyone and everyone access a better quality of life.’

Local Access Centre, based in Digbeth, supports a range of people across Birmingham by providing information, advice, guidance and referral services, helping users to obtain and enhance their skills.

Local Access Centre is open to everyone, but specialise in supporting people with disabilities, ethnic minority communities and those with long-term health conditions. They aim to promote social inclusion, therefore, increasing independence and improving quality of life.

Who are Local Access Centre?

Local Access Centre was founded in 2006 when CEO, Sarfraz Kayani, noticed that there was a lack of advice and guidance services available for vulnerable people in his local neighbourhood, and decided to make a change.

Through a variety of initiatives, Local Access Centre support people with benefits advice, unemployment, training and money management. They enable their users to access support and overcome barriers by providing bespoke services, including workshops in a variety of languages.

If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

Following a successful work-related learning programme that came to an end in 2016, Local Access Centre are keen to start a brand new programme focused on disability inclusion.  £2,000 would allow Local Access Centre to help disabled service users to get ‘job ready’ by improving their interpersonal skills and interview technique, as well as supporting them with job applications and CV building.

This programme will support up to 10 people for 48 weeks through work placements, advice and in-house workshops.

Cost of project

£2,000

Where can people go to find out more about Local Access Centre?

Contact: Devia Surti, Director

Tel: 0121 690 0787

Email: info@lacentre.org.uk

Find out more about Local Access Centre via their website.  You can also follow the Local Access Centre on Facebook and Twitter

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