About Us

Something about our centre.

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. As a community learning centre, registered as a charity, we also have a brief to develop education, training and community activities in an informal setting. 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.

*Looking for a course?

Whether you wish to develop new skills, gain a qualification, find a new career or explore a new interest, browse our latest course list, we have something for everyone. Whatever your reaso for learning our friendly centre is the perfect place to start. To us quality really matters so providing high quality learning and training […]

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*Stop wishing, start doing!

Our KickStart Plus Study Programme is designed to help young people ages 16-18 prepare for apprenticeships, further training or employment. Through a tailored programme they are given the chance to take part in a range of activities which helps prepare for their future by gaining skills and qualifications. All this plus earn up to £40 […]

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*How we help the community

It’s about being there for the community. . . One of our primary aims is to serve the local community, therefore we put our heart and soul into providing vital high quality services for the people that live in the local area. Our community services range from health and well-being to social activities. Here is a […]

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To us quality really matters so providing high quality learning and training opportunities to meet the needs of all individuals is our focus. We believe that you are never too old to learn and we want to support and encourage people to continue to learn throughout their adult life, both for personal enrichment and to update and extend their skills for the work place.

What's going on

Find our latest news.


On behalf of all the staff at St. Community Network and Trustees we would like to thank all our supporters and the community for voicing your concerns at the devastating news that we are closing.  We are eternally grateful to everyone and appreciate the heartfelt concerns that have been raised.  


St Thomas’s Community Network which has served residents in the Kates Hill area of Dudley and beyond for 26 years has announced it is to close. The organisation has previously been the subject of Prime Ministerial and Parliamentary visits serving the local community in a ward with areas of high deprivation. It is home to […]

Music Studio for hire

Our music recording studio has been reopened. You can find details for it here.

Employability Tutor Vacancy

Employability Tutor for City Deal Temporary part time post for 10 hrs a week Rate of Pay = £18.20 per hour We have an exciting opportunity for that special someone who can make a real difference to our service users. We are looking for an Employability Tutor who can effectively provide training and support to […]


Located very close to Dudley town centre, our centre is based in St.Thomas’s ward and includes a diversity of communities. It is deemed to be disadvantaged and has the highest deprivation indicators in the borough. Our passion is helping to reduce the alarming ward statistics for our local community and make people aware of the help, support and services our centre can give them, in improving an individuals or families quality of life.


What our clients say.

Samantha Whorton - Thank You!

Samantha Whorton - Thank You!

I want to thank all the Study Programme staff for helping me get the apprenticeship I really wanted.
Doreen - Asian Cooking

Doreen - Asian Cooking

Thanks to Jill I am confident cooking traditional Asian food. Jill has been a wonderful tutor and I will miss seeing her every Tuesday.

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