Compaid’s purpose-designed, fully accessible training centre in Paddock Wood in Kent provides a welcoming, social environment for a variety of learners each day.

Many of those who attend our centre have faced changes in their life, whether from disability, mental health issues or ageing, which is why focused support to help these individuals to gain skills and rebuild their confidence is so important.

The individuals who receive our digital skills training are better able to live independently. They learn invaluable skills to harness the opportunities of the internet such as email and social media, with which they can build a network of support with family and friends. Using the internet, they can also search independently for goods and services, and purchase these directly, while also managing their finances and benefits online.

  Staff member at Compaid Training Centre

For maximum flexibility, sessions at the Centre can be taken in half days or full days, with each session focusing on individual objectives. There is also the opportunity for group work and projects, and many learners have seen their creative work displayed in public exhibitions and publications.

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adopted a range of Covid-secure measures, including temperature checks, social distancing, reduced numbers and regular deep cleaning to ensure our Centre can remain open when Government advice allows this.

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