Employment, IT and Training Support

Workshops, courses and training opportunities in Barry


We offer a wide range of services to support you into employment and improve your skills.

Courses include Basic Computer Support and Access, Support for those who are not in employment, education or trainingand Citizens Advice Bureau Services.

Group of people in a computer lesson Free Basic Computer Support

This project aims to help Communities First residents learn the basic skills needed to access computers and the internet.


To do this we run free digital drop in sessions where residents can access our computer facilities to use the internet or to receive one-to-one support to improve their basic computer skills in an area of their choice.


Typical areas we work on with residents include how to use mice/keyboards, internet, Google, e-mail, Microsoft Word and Tablets. 


Group-of-young-peopleSupport for those who are NEET

This project offers a support and mentoring service for those seeking to improve their employment prospects, once you have met one of our mentors and discussed your needs we will create a plan to help you achieve your goals.


We offer various different sessions including Job Clubs, Universal Jobmatch Training, CV and Covering letter workshops in addition to running training sessions to help you gain qualifications. In addition we also run site visits to local employers where you will have the chance to find out about potential careers they offer, how to apply and how to improve your chances of success.


We have  separate mentors for those aged 16-24 and those 25 and above. You can also arrange a one-to-one meeting with one of our friendly mentors.


Citizens Advice Bureau Services

The Cardiff and Vale Citizens Advice Bureau in partnership with Barry Communities First are running advice surgeries for residents living in a Communities First area.


Typical issues include:

  • Debt
  • Housing
  • Employment 
  • Welfare 
  • Relationship Issues
  • Benefits
  • Legal 
  • Consumer Issues 
  • Tax 
  • Health 


Residents can drop in for a 15 minute assessment where an adviser will establish how to help you. A further appointment may be necessary on some issues.