Learning, work and volunteering

Whether you are looking to learn something new, gain new skills, need help to find work, start your own business or you want to volunteer there is support for you here on Staffordshire Connects.

Just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups that help you in your local area.

Please note: Some groups, services and activities may have changed how they operate. Please check websites, ring, email or contact the service via social media if you would like to find out what support is available.

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I am looking for learning opportunities?

The adult education service provides a range of courses and training such as health and safety, childcare, health and social care, catering. There are also more recreational courses such as art classes, writing groups, language and ICT classes.

There are classes for english as a second language (ESOL) and literacy and numeracy  support.

I need support with accessing work?

When you are looking for a job there is a wide range of support available.

This includes support with job searches, writing CV’s, learning interview techniques, applying for jobs, how to apply for training and apprenticeships, work experience and in-work support.

The GOV.UK website can provide you with all the resources to help you to find work and there is a finding a job section. 

Access to work

If you’re disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, you can:

  • talk to your employer about changes they must make in your workplace.

  • apply for access to work if you need extra help


I am looking for volunteering opportunities?

Volunteering allows you to get involved and make a difference in the county.

There are lots of organisations listed on Staffordshire Connects that provide volunteering opportunities. 

I want some information about what benefits can help me?

There are a number of benefits available to support people who find themselves in the unfortunate position of being out of work or unable to work because of illness, injury or disability.

Some benefits are also available to people working in lower paid jobs or who have dependents who need extra support. 

Knowing what benefits you may qualify for is important so that you do not miss out on the help you may be entitled to.

For more information about benefits visit the GOV.UK website

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