• Thenue Housing Association – it’s more than just that. Here’s what it’s doing in our Community

    thenueTHENUE COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN CALTON

    Calton Heritage & Learning Centre

    The Calton Heritage & Learning Centre is a community hub that aims to promote and celebrate the area’s heritage as well as providing a hub for the people of the area to access services, particularly learning opportunities. The site of the Centre reaches into a memorial garden to the victims of an industrial accident at the Templeton carpet factory in 1889. Calton was the centre of the weaving industry which was central to the growth of Glasgow as an industrial city. The garden has been improved as part of the project and provides a very fitting memorial to those 29 young women who lost their lives on 1 November 1889.

    Calton Heritage & Learning Centre is a partnership between Calton Area Association and Thenue Housing. The centre opened on 1st November 2013 and is located at 423 London Road, Glasgow G40 1AG. Phone No: 0141 550 9573; e-mail: bookings@caltonhlc.co.uk

    The centre opens 7 days a week from early until late and provides a very wide range of activities and classes.

    Smart Communities

    This is a digital inclusion project helping people to get access to computers and the internet and providing training to anyone needing help, including absolute beginners. We run 2 weekly drop-ins at Calton Heritage and Learning Centre (CHLC), one is mainly for people using the internet to look for work and one is a general drop-in for anyone. On a Thursday we help a supported tenants group at the old Tureen Street School, this is a very relaxed and social group and open to anyone over 50.

    Learning Works

    This is a 10 week personal development course (3 days / week) for long-term unemployed. The course is delivered by tutors from Glasgow Kelvin College and helps to develop skills, gain qualifications and increase their confidence about re-entering the workplace. It is free and open to anyone who is long-term unemployed.

    4 courses are delivered annually from various venues in the east end, including at least once in Calton Heritage and Learning Centre (CHLC). The date for the next Calton course has yet to be decided.

    Want To Work

    This is a 10 week course (3 days / week) for unemployed people looking for help to find work. The course is delivered by our own tutors and includes support and training to gain skills such as IT, confidence building, job readiness and includes a 4 week work experience placement

    5 courses are delivered annually from various venues in the east end, including Calton Heritage and Learning Centre (CHLC). The date for the next Calton course has yet to be decided.

     

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