maths and english classes, job club,Art Class, Computer class, advice
Local residents are able to pop in at any time to talk to our friendly team for advice on a wide range of issues including advice on benefits, form filling, health concerns and budgeting; if we can’t help we will certainly find someone who can.
We provide opportunities for exercise, such as aerobics, with classes for both older, and younger, residents, a weekly after school club (Our Time) for 8 - 11 year olds and ongoing initiatives with the emphasis on keeping fit, eating well and getting to that healthy weight.
The project is committed to lifelong learning and offers a range of classes, both vocational and recreational, for students of all ages including literacy, numeracy, art and IT
Our FREE Community Job Club is open every day between 9:00am and 1:00pm where friendly, knowledgeable staff can help with CV writing, job searches, applications, covering letters and interview skills.
2013 saw the launch of ‘Bridging the Gap’, an intergenerational project, where mentors provide individual support to young people who are not in education, employment or training with the emphasis on helping those young people into employment.
All our volunteering is now done through the Oakley Timebank scheme.
Oakley Neighbourhood Project
Oakley Neighbourhood Project started life in 1997 when a small group of residents met to decide how best to help the local community. The result was the beginning of the Whaddon, Lynworth and Priors Neighbourhood Project. A charity since 1999 the project has evolved over the years in response to the changing needs of the community but its main objective has remained the same; enabling residents to help themselves and their neighbourhood. In January 2008 we were lucky enough to move into our new, and long awaited, building, Oakley Community Resource Centre in Clyde Crescent and in 2013 changed the name of the project to Oakley Neighbourhood Project reflecting the growth and scope of the organisation.