Community Connections

How Can We Help?

Community Connections is a partnership of eleven specialist organisations working together to help those not in employment break down the barriers that are preventing them from achieving their goals.

What's This All About?

Papworth Trust is the lead partner coordinating the programme to ensure that people in the community get the essential support they need. This will be achieved by organisations working in partnership to help participants move either into work, active job searching or training.

Reboot Cambridge

Reboot specialises in offering reasonably priced refurbished ITY equipment and repair services in the Cambridge area. We provide opportunities for work experience and training for disadvantaged members of the community. This enables people to increase their skill levels to aid them into employment, increases their social confidence and provides a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to work.

Who is it for?

People who are unemployed, economically inactive or socially isolated, who want to make steps toward and need support to achieve their goals.

Our Partners

  • Workers Educational Association
  • Groundwork East
  • Realife
  • Illuminate Charity
  • Camtrust
  • The Cambridge Housing Society
  • GAP Learning
  • Adult Learning Skills
  • New Meaning Foundation
  • Papworth Trust

Course content

Courses are adapted completely to the needs and interests of the participants. We can spend time 1-to-1 with participants discussing different aspects of applying for jobs such as CV writing, and covering letters.

Participants can also choose from a range of optional modules that are part of our Reboot IT course:

  • Internet Use: Basic Web Design
  • Internet Use: Search Engines and uses
  • Internet Use: Email and Email Accounts (Using Thunderbird)
  • Internet Use: Buying and Selling on Ebay
  • Internet Use: Social Media
  • Graphical Image Manipulation Basics
  • Advanced Word: Advanced Formatting
  • Advanced Word: Mail Merge
  • Advanced Excel: Charts and Graphs
  • Advanced Excel: Complex Formulas, Absolute and Relative Cell Referencing
  • Advanced Office: Embedding Objects from different applications
  • Gnu Cash – Accounting Software
  • Hardware: Basic Troubleshooting
  • Hardware: Laptop Servicing and repair
  • Operating Systems: Linux Mint
  • Operating Systems: Windows Family