What services are available at Westcroft?
Computers for Beginners
Digital skills are essential in today's world, needed for everything from applying for Universal Credit and using a bank account, to keeping in touch with distant friends and relatives. We want to help you get, and stay, online!
Sessions are designed to help complete beginners gain useful computer skills and access low-cost equipment. You’ll start from the very beginning learning keyboard and mouse skills and as the weeks progress you will create an email address, learn how to fill in forms online, learn about online banking and shopping and how to save money on your household bills.
We can also show you how to keep in touch with loved ones, through platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype.
Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
We also run a drop in Internet Cafe on:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sew What / Patch What sewing group
Are you interesting in learning how to sew and use a sewing machine, or do you wish to come and join like minded sewers who get together and make their own garments? The beginners sewing class is for you.
You will learn things such as: how to sew seams, hems and zips, how to thread a sewing machine and how to read patterns to name a few.
Sew What: Wednesdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Patch What: Fridays 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
To join please call in at Westcroft Community Centre
or call Estelita on 0161 448 8232.
Quids In Food Club
The unique volunteer-run 'Quids In' food club is aimed at the many households in south Manchester struggling to feed their families each week. ‘Quids In’ offers up to £15 worth of food for just a £2 weekly membership fee, which helps pay Fareshare, the charity that supplies the food.
Unlike food banks, Quids In is an ongoing membership offering fresh and chilled items that can be difficult to find and expensive to buy locally.
Any household in the postcode area of the club claiming some Housing Benefit or Universal Credit is eligible.
To join, come along to the club and complete a membership form, bringing along some evidence of claiming Housing Benefit/Universal Credit with you. Or contact Tina Murphy or Maureen Ward via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0161 448 4228 / 0161 448 4229 for further information. Please note there may be a waiting list.
ESOL English classes for beginners
Are you struggling with Basic English?
Is it a barrier to access services such as making appointments? Then this course may be for you!
Mondays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Are you looking for work, voluntary work or training?
At our new Job Club you can drop in for help with your job search, including:
Creating or updating CVs
Applying for jobs online & application forms
Finding training & voluntary opportunities
Drop in to learn valuable skills and get advice in a friendly, relaxed setting.
Thursdays 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Self Help Services
Do you suffer from:
With the support of a practitioner, you can start to:
The service is free to access. there is a referral form on www.selfhelpservices.org.uk or you can call the office on 0161 226 3871 and request for a referral pack to be sent out to you.
Appointments are available here at Westcroft Community Centre please call
0161 44 88 232.