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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Local Authority Area Search: Fife
Provider/Agency: Adult Basic Education Service
Name of service/project: Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Address: Fife Council, New City House, 1 Edgar Street, Dunfermline
Postcode: KY12 7EP
Telephone: 01592 583496
Website: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/topics/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&p2sid=EDB34BEE-1CC4-E06A-52B18F1C3F88F9CF&themeid=64E1DD0B-86FD-4099-BCDF-43D5F7B48D3D
Main Contact: Jill Little or Fay Logan

Services Provided
Services provided: The Adult Basic Education (ABE) service in Fife provides free tuition for adults wanting to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, basic maths, grammar and punctuation.
Accommodation provider: No
Education, training & employment: We run small groups and short courses to develop and improve reading, writing, spelling. SQA accredited modules
Practical assistance:Form filling, short courses for entry tests for police, fire service, armed forces.

Other Information
Gender: Any
Age Group: 16+
Other Information: We also offer free advice and help to those who are dyslexic, a condition which affects one in ten of the population.

Fife College

Local Authority Area Search: Fife
Provider/Agency: Fife College
Name of service/project: Fife College

Address: Halbeath Campus, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline
Postcode: KY11 8DY
Telephone: 0844 248 0115
Website: http://www.fife.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx
Email Address: info@fife.ac.uk

Services Provided
Services provided: Employability/careers services
Accommodation provider: Student Accommodation
Care & Support: We have a whole host of services in place to provide you with all the assistance you may need
Education, training & employment: Yes. At Fife College we deliver over 1000 education and training courses for over 22,000 students studying at a range of levels
Practical assistance:Yes, Form filling, personal support and advice

Other Information
Gender: Any
Age Group: 16+
Other Information: The College boasts first-class facilities, expert teaching and a wide range of courses suited to the needs of local and national industry. With ten campuses across the regional and a host of local learning centres the College is within easy reach of the Fife community making learning even more accessible than ever before.

Gilven Project

Local Authority Area Search: Fife
Provider/Agency: Scottish Christian Alliance
Name of service/project: Gilven Project

Address: Gilven House, 22 Iona Park, Glenrothes
Postcode: KY7 6NU
Telephone: 0159 274 4849
Website: http://www.scottishchristianalliance.co.uk
Main Contact: Trish O'Brien
Email Address: trish.obrien@thegilvenproject.co.uk

Services Provided
Services provided: Information & advice, Employability/careers services
Accommodation provider: Yes, temporary accommodation
Education, training & employment: Yes, an activity programme, one to one meetings, group work and one off events including residentials.
Practical assistance:We have several volunteers who support us practically and through peer support and befriending.

Other Information
Gender: All genders
Age Group: 16-64
Other Information: Our Employability Team is currently developing to cover the whole of Fife to assist and support agencies working with homeless people to provide employability activities and programmes which will enable them to gain life skills and experiences and move towards training, volunteering, full time education and/or employment.

Journey To Work

Local Authority Area Search: Fife
Provider/Agency: Fife Employment Access Trust
Name of service/project: Journey To Work

Address: Fife Employment Access Trust, 6 & 7 Hanover Court, Glenrothes
Postcode: KY7 5SB
Telephone: 0159 275 9371
Website: http://www.journeytowork.co.uk/
Email Address: feat@journeytowork.co.uk

Services Provided
Services provided: Employability/careers services. To be eligible for our services, participants should have had experience of mental health conditions - from mild conditions through to severe and enduring conditions.
Accommodation provider: No
Information advice & advocacy: Refer to other agencies
Care & Support: Create individual support packages for people with mental health problems who wish to return to work.
Education, training & employment: One-to-one support and work placements to enable people to complete their journey to work
Practical assistance:Motivational, personal development and skill based workshops lasting between two hours and eight weeks

Other Information
Gender: Any
Age Group: 16+
Other Information: Our "Journey to Work" programme offers individuals specialist and tailored support back into work. The service is open to anyone who is currently unemployed, has experienced a mental health problem and feels ready to consider returning to work. This could be a short-term aim but equally we work with those who see returning to work as a much longer-term goal.