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Kingsbury training centre is partnering with Bromford to extend services to the community.

To mark the occasion, a new cafe has opened at The Gardens, Birchdale Avenue, B23 6AG. Bob Candlin from the centre said: “We want to know how we can help more people and what they would like to see in their community. We normally work with 16-18 year olds but we want to expand our services so are opening both the college and café for anyone to use in the future.”


Geraldine Cunningham, housing manager for Bromford said: “If there is the demand we will look to offer regular surgeries here. Our skills coaches will help customers recognise their skills and connect them to services which can help them achieve more. We work with customers to access a variety of options. For some, it will be securing employment, training, work experience or volunteering. This is delivered through one-to-one coaching, setting up a local work club or running employability programmes and accessing what's available locally.” 


Bob continued: “We can help with a range of services from help with updating a CV; computer and Maths and English courses plus practical help such as how to hang curtains and DIY. We are open to new ideas too so are considering bringing in hairdressing and a small shop in the café selling basic provisions.


“We can offer traineeships and volunteering so if anyone wants to gain experience working in the café we can fund hygiene certificates. We look forward to seeing people and making this what the people of Erdington want.”