The Bridge, a registered charity was established in 1999 to engage residents of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean in a range of educational opportunities. The area is also described as being within the 5% most deprived areas in England.
However, the tapestry of the community is rich and warm and through community outreach programmes and activities, a vibrant model of community learning emerged.
A varied range of low cost or free activities sprang up as a result of local demand. This theme has continued and, as our reputation has grown, learners from all over the City travel to The Bridge to participate and contribute in so many ways.
The Bridge has become an established part of the fabric of the local community and now further afield within the City.
Our information, advice and guidance services evolved over the years as workers came to understand the barriers that many residents experienced to engaging in learning and being able to improve the quality of their lives and of their families.
Now our work extends to providing intensive back to work support and working with agencies from across the City to provide specialist advice and support to residents.
We are now entering a new and exciting phase for The Bridge as we seek to develop our range of courses and particularly expand our creative and craft activities.