Kettering group gets £10,000 to help improve people’s lives

KCU has received a �10,000 grant to buy new computers
KCU has received a �10,000 grant to buy new computers

A Kettering group which helps people improve their quality of life has received a £10,000 grant to buy new computers.

KCU (Kettering Community Unit), formerly the Kettering Centre for the Unemployed, has been given the money from the Big Lottery Fund to replace old computers in its IT suite.

The new computers are now installed and being used for a range of IT and other courses.

Chief executive officer Paul Jackson said: “We have been supporting our community for more than 32 years to help improve their skills and knowledge, with more than 900 free course places offered each year for the unemployed and people on low income.

“This new IT equipment will provide our learners with the most up to date technology to support them in achieving their learning and future employment goals.”

Anyone wishing to attend any of KCU’s courses can register by attending the next enrolment day on September 7.

KCU provides residents with opportunities to reach their full potential and improve their quality of life regardless of ability, disability or personal circumstances through free training, education and support for, in particular, the unemployed, and those with low or no income.

KCU also supports people with physical and learning disabilities, mental health issues, those for whom English is not their first language and individuals who have limited or no qualifications.