05 November 2015
Job Club could help to avoid Benefit Sanctions

SELECT Computer Hub – FREE JOB CLUB for Kirkmuirhill and Blackwood and surrounding area.

What's the story? - SELECT (Supporting Employment and Learning by Empowering Communities in Technology) – This is a volunteer-based, peer mentoring ICT (Information & Communication Technology) skills development service that provides clients with the necessary ICT skills in job search, using Universal Jobmatch including AVOIDING BENEFIT SANCTIONS, financial and welfare services, goods and services and personals learning and development.

Facilities are completely FREE to local people on a drop-in basis every Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30pm at Thornton Road Community Centre, Kirkmuirhill. The project is open to all members of the local communities.

Service users have felt the benefit of using SELECT from help with using Universal Jobmatch, completing a job search and CV to gaining confidence and IT skills.

What people are saying about this fantastic free service:

“The service is excellent and they have the time and patience to help and support you with your enquiry.” – Anon

“They helped me complete a CV and showed me how to use Universal Jobmatch, the Jobcentre was much happier with me” – Archie

“I can receive support in using a computer which is completely free and also print documents without being charged.” – Elizabeth

“They have supported me in looking for work, various the training opportunities and researched course providers to help me gain the necessity paperwork to support me back into work.” – Jane

Please can you make sure that everyone you know who could benefit from this service know about it - especially in view of pending cuts to benefits. Thank you. 

Thornton Road Community Centre are proud to host this activity, which is run by Community Links.



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South Lanarkshire CouncilProvided funding which we have applied to the rent over the years, and for part-funding of the purchase of the Centre - 2018.
Scottish Gas NetworkFor Weeding the garden, laying the block path and painting the fences.
Second Chance For agreeing, in principle at this stage, to fund IT equipment for Skype/Facetime tuition for older people.
Patersons Quarries LtdProvided funding via Land Trust for major refurbishment of Centre - 2014.
Land TrustAdministered funding from Patersons Quarries - 2014.
Develping Local Communities FundProvided funding for Xbox equipment for the Youth Clubs
CemexRe-laid driveway with block paving and stones.
Bord na GaidligFor funding to allow TRCCA to run Gaelic classes for Beginners - Sept to Dec 2019
Auchrobert Wind Farm (Falck Renewables)For match-funding the purchase of the Community Centre and Exercise Classes for older people, and for providing us with efficient recycling bin banks.
Auchrobert Wind Farm is helping to breathe new life into the local community by way of its Community Fund, for the benefit of all. 2017/8
Lesmahagow Development TrustFor funding a wall-mounted, remote-controlled projector screen - 2017.
Tesco Bags
Robertson Trust
Scottish Land Fund
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