Improving learning, skills and employability is a key objective for ADAB. 70% of our service users from the South Asian community, refugees and asylum seekers and from new and emerging communities have a poor grasp of English. In addition some have poor literacy/numeracy skills which limit their ability to participate in education, training, volunteering and employment.

We want our service users to see ADAB as a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to learn and improve their skills in general and for further education or employment as well as gain confidence and self-esteem. We have a mix of activities which include: Click here for our current timetable

  • ESOL / Literacy / Basic English Classes
  • Health & Wellbeing workshops
  • Arts & Craft/confidence building activities
  • Mental Health/Dementia Awareness / Low level Support
  • Women’s Support Group
  • Employment Support
  • Citizenship classes
  • ICT classes
  • Driving Theory Classes
  • Information & Advice sessions
  • Community Outreach
  • Mentoring in schools
  • Preventing Extremism Workshops
  • Multi-lingual Fire Safety training
  • Attendance at Strategic Forums to represent BME/migrant communities
  • Infrastructure support for third sector organisations working with BME/migrant communities
  • Multi-cultural events to promote cohesion

Come in and talk to us. Tell us what you need and we’ll see how we can help you.

We carry out an assessment of your individual needs whether that’s learning, health, employment, language and cultural needs.

As most of our service users are from the South Asian community we offer many of our classes in a bi-lingual way – Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi. We have a number of volunteers who help us if necessary with other languages such as Arabic, French and Italian.

Volunteer Link