We are proud to be a vibrant multicultural centre offering a range of learning and social activities which are delivered in innovative, friendly and supportive ways. St.Thomas’s Community Network is a community learning centre, registered as a charity, with a brief to develop education, training and community activities in an informal setting. Read more..
Since 1989 we have provided educational courses and delivered training for adults and young people aged 11-19 in a number of vocational areas. Our school works with 11– 16 year olds who do not have a school place, whilst the study programme prepares 16 -18 year olds for apprenticeships or employment and with our large range of adult eduction courses we have something for everyone. View courses and programmes
With over 25 years experience of working within the local community, we are proud of the range of services and projects we have developed to help people in the local area. We are the home of Little Saints nursery, the venue for an after school and holiday clubs for children. Also on the main site is our Furniture Store where donated furniture is restored and sold on to people on benefits or on a low income. For the community we are a place for local sports groups to train and community groups to meet.
Away from the main site; we have Hillside Herbs, which is developing an acre site for the growing of plants, herbs and vegetables using organic methods through horticultural training. The Grow Food 4 Life project which is commissioned by Dudley Public Health works throughout the Dudley Borough. It aims to provide practical help and support to any community organisation, school, charity or groups of residents who want to grow their own vegetables. View services and projects
To us quality really matters so providing high quality community services to meet the needs of individuals is at our core. We believe that you are never too old to get involved in your local community, and we want to support and encourage people to continue to use our centre and its facilities, both for personal and social enrichment along with updating and developing their skills for work and life.