The Broadway Centre provides vital care such as showers and laundry facilities, access to GPs, a telephone and mailing address and training opportunities.
Services provided at The Broadway Centre include:
Health Services: in the morning people have the opportunity to use our Health Services at the Broadway Centre. Homeless people have difficulty in gaining access to health services. 60% of people who visit the Broadway Centre have issues with their health.
We employ three health specialists [Mental Health, Alcohol Misuse and Drugs Misuse], who are on hand to provide help and support and refer people to relevant services where necessary. We provide a drop in service for people to see a GP, nurse and podiatrist and deliver a range of health education activities.
Education and Learning Services: From Midday anyone wishing to stay at the Centre is asked to get involved in our Work and Learning Service, which offers:
independent living skills training [from budgeting to cooking]
basic education to vocational guidance and referral to employment training]
music and keeping fit
Work and Employment: Less than 5% of people who visit the Broadway Centre have a job. Last year, 822 clients engaged in a range of learning & work activities. What we do:
Employ an Essential Skills Tutor to equip people with basic literacy and numerical skills – the first step to gaining employment
Run a weekly job club assisting people to complete a CV and apply for work
Have links with specialist job agencies to refer people on to
Provide mock interviews for people to practice and improve their interview techniques
Help people to gain training and qualifications through accredited courses
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