The newly refurbished CVSBEH Community Skills Hub was officially opened by the new High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Suzy Harvey on Tuesday 17 April 2018. The launch was attended by around 30 invited guests and representatives of local community agencies.

The Hub is delivered by Community Voluntary Services for Broxbourne and East Herts (CVSBEH) and situated in Waltham Cross at 59 High Street, Waltham Cross EN8 7BZ and is the result of collaboration and partnership with several organisations and agencies including Broxbourne Borough Council and Hertford Regional College.

The Hub delivers several support services to local residents looking to improve their learning, skills and employability. It is available for community hire and has ground floor space suitable for training, meetings and community activities. There is also the opportunity to hire desks in the newly furbished first floor offices.

“CVSBEH is really excited about this opportunity to support employability, skills and learning provision in Waltham Cross and the whole of the Borough of Broxbourne,” said Ian Richardson, Chief Officer of CVSBEH. “We are extremely grateful to our local partners including Broxbourne Council and Hertford Regional College for their support and look forward to making a significant difference to the lives of local residents. CVSBEH exists to actively support our local communities and this partnership project is further evidence of our commitment to doing so.”

If you would like further information on the facilities available at the Hub please contact CVSBEH on 0300 123 1034 or by email.

A selection of the organisations already making use of the facility are:

Building Better Opportunities in Hertfordshire

The Support and Transition Route into Volunteering and Employment in Herts (STRIVE). The STRIVE project provides tailored support and mentoring for those trying to find employment who are aged 19+ registered unemployed or economically inactive. Call: 07958 434532 or email Jo.

HAFLS

Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HAFLS) runs a wide range of quality and approved courses for adults aged 19+, aimed to help improve people’s lives. The courses are primarily low cost in order to help improve the skills and wellbeing of people living in Hertfordshire. HAFLS offer a range of study programmes that help young people aged 16-24 people take the next step into further education, apprenticeships or a career. Through support from The Big Lottery and European Social Fund, they also offer finance, employment and skills mentoring under Building better Opportunities.

For a small sign-up fee HAFLS offer a range of courses at the Waltham Cross CVSBEH Community Skills Hub, for more information about the courses on offer visit the website, email  HAFLS  or telephone 01992 556194.

CHEXS

CHEXS is a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’ whose primary aim and passion is to advance education for the public benefit through the provision of educational support for both children and adults alike; this includes an increasingly wide range of extra-curricular activities, extended services and family support for the benefit of all members of our local and extended community. Call: 07970 498 966 or email  CHEXS.

Seetec

Seetec provide opportunities and support to people from all walks of life – empowering individuals to shape their own futures. Improving lives, business and communities and is the driving force behind every one of their services. Call: 07341 827567.

The Gifted

Through The Gifted’s workshops and programmes, young people develop their creativity, skills and self-esteem, gaining confidence to get into employment or further education and overcome personal issues they may have. Call: 01992 623888 or visit the website.

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity providing employment opportunities, skills development training and health and well-being services across the UK. We operate charitable social enterprises, retail shops and work alongside Shaw Education Trust, which runs a diverse chain of academy schools. Call: 0203 215 2794.