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1. Learning

Learning something new can be a boost to your confidence and is a really good way to meet new people. It could help with increasing your job prospects or maybe you just want to learn a skill, or you have an interest in taking up something new.

There are a number of different ways back into training and education specifically tailored for adult learners. Lambeth Adult Learning works with a range of providers at over 130 different venues across the borough to do this.

This includes a range of adult education classes run through local colleges. These could be short courses, courses that run over a longer period of time and classes that are held at different times of the day or evening.

If attending college on a regular basis is not suitable for you, then distance learning may be an option. This allows you to study at home and in your own time. Again talk to your local college about the options available. Most courses will charge fees. Talk to your local college for further advice about funding a course you are interested in.

Find out more how Lambeth Adult Learning can help you.

2. Work

We work with our partners to improve employment opportunities for Lambeth residents.

If you're a Lambeth Housing tenant and are currently looking for employment, training opportunities, flexible work to fit around your family commitments or an apprenticeship, our WorkWise team can help you.

Opportunity Lambeth

Our employment support service, Opportunity Lambeth, offers great opportunities for residents who want to work in the borough.

Job Centre Plus

The Job Centre Plus can help you find the right kind of employment - full time or part time, temporary or permanent. Their aim is to help more people into paid work and help employers fill their vacancies.

They also offer people of working age the help and support they are entitled to if they can't work and will advise on what benefits might be available.

Women Like Us

Women Like Us support parents and carers to find work that fits around their family lives. They provide careers advice, courses as well as training to get into work.

3. Volunteering

Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills and give something back to the community. You can volunteer for as little or as much of your time and for some people this can lead to a paid job.

The GOV.UK website has links to organisations and websites that offer volunteering opportunities and information on your rights as a volunteer.