New Job Club

The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Community Matters is one of the four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.

Community Matters is managed by the Heart of England Community Foundation in partnership with 22 local organisations across the Black Country.

Zebra Access is one of those partners. We will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project; Access to Business, Age UK Walsall, Ashley Community Housing Ltd, Bilston Resource Centre, Black Country Housing Group, Dudley Caribbean and Friends Association, Groundwork West Midlands, Ideal For All, Just Straight Talk, Kids in Communication, Manor Farm Community Association, Refugee and Migrant Centre, Summit House Support, SWEDA, TLC College, Walsall Adult and Community College, Walsall Housing Group, WELL Associates and Workers Educational Associations (WEA). 

Zebra Access will be delivering a new Job Club for Deaf people. The Job Club will be launched in November time which will run for 3 years offering 2 days a week support and 9-12 workshops to Deaf people looking to improve their confidence, get involved with volunteering, start training in order to develop their skills, obtaining employment or becoming self-employed/own business. 

For more information about the Job Club please contact Community Matters Deaf Employment Officer Marian at

For more information about the Community Matters Programme please email or visit