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Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) - Covid 19 response

COVID-19 RESPONSE

RCLC will be running online classes only for the whole of the spring term 2021.

We can offer support over the phone or zoom. All enrolments need to be pre booked with Petra in advance. The spring term will start from the week beginning 18/1/2021.  Please see details of the programme in the NOTES section below.

We will monitor the government guidelines and if things change hope to reopen the centre in the summer term on the 26th of April 2021.

Last updated: 06/01/2020

 

  • Main office (Petra Robinson) for enquiries and enrolments: 07923 138 681 (Mon- Thu 9-2pm)
  • Shaheen Kausar (outreach, advice and guidance, MHFA): 07923 138 730 (Mon- Tue 9-4pm)
  • Aisha Malik: 07923 138 711 (Mon-Thu 9-2pm)

Covid-19 Support Request Form #StayHomeSaveLives

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqaDgKAXBerWWzYNv3uUR3WQ5XXYBPyCpz-NVJfI0WQ1jXXw/viewform

The national emergency situation caused by Covid-19 disproportionately affects minority communities and means that many people now require more support than normal. Community support partners Alliance for cohesion and racial equality (ACRE), Utulivu Women’s Group, Women with Vision (Reading), and Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) have come together to coordinate support for BAMER, marginalised or minority communities and especially those from the new and emerging groups in Reading, Berkshire. Individuals within these communities may be experiencing difficulties in coping with the current situation and would need assistance. We aim to help them get the support they need.

For more information, contact:

ACRE on info@acre-reading.org or 0118 9510279;

Utulivu on info@utulivu.co.uk or Call, Text or WhatsApp 07859063643;

Women with Vision on wwvreading@gmail.com or 07737038629;

Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) www.rclc.org.uk, mobile number 07923 138 681

Last updated 27/04/2020

Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) provides education and support for the most disadvantaged and socially isolated women in Reading from black and minority ethnic communities.

Many of the women have had little or no previous educational experience and feel unable to attend mainstream establishments because of the cultural, economic and personal barriers they face. Most do not speak English and often they are not literate in their own language. For some, the Centre offers their only contact outside their immediate family.

 

There is a creche available for women attending the centre.

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 959 5455 (not manned during Covid-19 lockdown - please use alternative numbers outlined above)
E-mail
rclcinfo@yahoo.co.uk
Website
www.rclc.org.uk
Notes

Spring Term 2021 Programme

ENGLISH CONVERSATION   

(Have fun speaking & listening in English!)

BEGINNERS: Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 pm and Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30pm (ZOOM) IMPROVERS: Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm and Wednesdays 12:30-2:30pm (ZOOM)

 ENGLISH READING AND WRITING 

(Improve your English with an emphasis on reading and writing) IMPROVERS: Wednesdays 9:30- 11:15 am (ZOOM)

 SEWING SKILLS 

(Learn to make a skirt, dress or shalwar kameez)    BEGINNERS: Mondays 10:00- 11:45 am (ZOOM)

IMPROVERS: Thursdays 10:00- 11:45 am (ZOOM)

 LOOKING GOOD, FEELING GOOD 

(Beauty care and confidence-building)

Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm (ZOOM)

 ESOL SKILLS FOR EMPLOYABILITY FOR MEN AND WOMEN

(Learn how to apply for jobs and get into the job market) Wednesdays 9:30- 10:50am (ZOOM)

 All classes listed on this programme are for women only EXCEPT for the  Employability course

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ALL THE CLASSES WILL BE TAUGHT

ONLINE 

Enrolment dates: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY WITH PETRA FROM 2/11/2020

From Monday 18TH January 2021- Thursday 1st April 2021

Half Term: Monday 15th February- Friday 19th February 2021 

Course Registration Fee: £15       

Crèche Registration Fee: £15

Beauty class and sewing class resource contribution fee £5

Where to go

Name
Reading Community Learning Centre
Address
94
London Street
Reading
Postcode
RG1 4SJ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 1pm; Closed Friday
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Availability

Other notes

RCLC has also five rooms available for hire along with a creche.  Our rooms are suitable for up to 15 people and can be hired at competitive rates on a commercial basis.  Discounted rates are available for charity and community groups.  

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.