Community Prospects Student Awards

“Delight filled the faces of the students. Proud parents sat bolt upright and big triple decker homemade cakes beckoned to be demolished.”

What was a quiet classroom in the morning became a presentation suite in the afternoon, buzzing with excitement, expectation and eagerness. Students, eyes wide with anticipation, Mum’s and Dad’s faces full of pride, a pile of crisp parchment certificates, some triple decker homemade cakes and the smell of freshly brewed coffee, it could only be one thing – student awards afternoon.

It’s a joy to see that accomplishment means so much to the students, especially as a number of them had been convinced that their learning difficulty/disability would mean they couldn’t achieve City and Guilds qualifications. There were certificates achieved by everyone at the student awards celebration – no losers, all winners.

Community Prospects Student Awards

Woodcraft, furniture restoration, cycle maintenance, model building, as well as arts and crafts, are all available within Community Prospects CIC Limited. Our not for profit company is where all these students continue to learn, continue to grow and continue to enjoy positive outcomes. All the hard work put in, a friendly hand here and there and a few gentle words of encouragement had all accumulated to this – a wonderful celebration.

It’s so good to see the expressions of satisfaction on the faces of students, their mums, dads and carers. It’s amazing to feel the positive energy in the room and it’s wonderful to know you can live and learn for a brighter future.

A big, loud, happy hoorah for all the students as they came up to receive their certificates. A special heartfelt thank you goes out to both the volunteers (most of whom are ex-students on a pathway to possible work placements) and a proud team of staff.

Now to that serious challenge – so many delicious looking cakes, all homemade by students from our Tamworth hub, to be eaten and washed down with great smelling coffee, refreshing tea or fruity squash.

Come and sample fun, practical learning in a relaxed workshop by visiting or call Del on 0121 358 8150.

Community Prospects CIC Christmas Closing Dates

After an exciting year for our day provision, the Community Prospects CIC breaks up for Christmas on Thursday the 22nd December.

We will return in the New Year on Tuesday the 3rd of January, so if you feel that we can help the adult you care for to enjoy life more and benefit from new experiences, request your free no obligation information pack here.

To read more about the Community Prospects CIC and learn about our students and the benefits of the activities they engage in, visit our blog page.


Brand Spanking New Day Provision is Cranking Up Some Astonishing Student Activity

Right now, nature is getting ready for winter and Community Prospects CIC students are beavering away creating insect hotels and hedgehog homes on Monday and Tuesday mornings.

You get a great looking product that helps nature beat the winter challenge and the students get that wonderful sense of satisfaction as well as learning some new problem solving, communication and safe working skills.  To order yours call Del on 0121 358 8164.

As autumn gradually fades into winter, our roads get dirtier and dirtier; something that Community Prospects students are just relishing because Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are all about car valeting – dirty cars in and squeaky clean cars out.

It takes some careful teamwork to get the inside hoovered, the outside washed and then the whole car finished ready for its proud owner to drive away, especially now word has got out and there’s a queue!  But it’s not just about teamwork – there’s some careful planning, some cleaning products procurement involved and lots of team communication.

It’s turning into a fun week, so far nature has been given a helping hand, cars have been washed and there’s still half a week left.

“I like coming here because it’s exciting and it’s something good to do” says Craig S.

Nick H exclaims “I love it!”.

Glendon T says “It’s helped me to concentrate and get on with other people better”.

Now in the other half of the week there’s furniture restoration, personal development sessions, cycle maintenance and some craft and design and there’s more to come!

Beating the trend of big funding changes that continually reduce the number of vocational learning places available to adults 16+ with a learning difficulty, learning disability, brain injury, mental health or autism (adults who learn differently) is really starting to pay off.  Yes, we had 20 years’ experience to call upon, but you never know if a new venture will work. With 77 of the 100 available places filled, Community Prospects CIC is well on its way.

But and it’s a very big but, it’s not about us it’s all about helping adults who learn differently find a better place in their world with more choices, learn in an environment they feel comfortable and welcome in, as well as make new friends whilst broadening their horizons.

George B says “It’s encouraged me to express myself”.

“It’s helped my confidence” says Natalie Samantha W.

Sintero C expains “It helps me take my mind away from problems I may have elsewhere”.

To see what you or the adult you care for could be doing, just call Del directly on 0121 358 8164 or visit

Community Prospects CIC
Community Prospects CIC Up Running and in Action


New Day Provision Aimed At Reversing the Reducing Number of Day Provision Opportunities Is Virtually Full In Less Than 6 Weeks!

Such is the popularity of our day services for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, places for our week day provision workshops are now growing scarce. It’s incredible, but 73 of the 100 available places have been filled within only 6 weeks.

Community Prospects CIC Limited is a brand new ‘not for profit’ organisation that’s been formed to create 100 vocational learning places for adults aged 16+ with a learning difficulty, learning disability, brain injury, mental health illness or autism (adults who learn differently).

Community ProspectsIts aim is to beat the trend of big funding chances which continually reduce vocation learning/day provision places available for adults who learn differently. These cuts continually take away their chance to enjoy great independence in life, improved wellbeing and more life choices.

Neil Thorogood, Director of Finance and Business Development says “It is our belief that adults who learn differently can make massive strides forward with their lives and achieve outcomes they and their carers initially thought were beyond them, by attending vocational, practical and fun day provisions”.

He adds “our day provision is designed to create greater independence, improved wellbeing and many more life choices”.

Improved self-belief has a big impact on greater independence and we build this through conquering the disbelief that things can’t be done.

car valetingTaking a practical and fun approach to a day provision that includes woodcraft, bike maintenance, and arts and crafts, as well as car valeting and personal development helps to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘can do’ because it conquers disbelief. It’s all achieved by involving the students, trusting them and teaching through help and guidance.

They can stand back and say “Yes, I built that bird box”, “Yes I helped to rebuild that bike”, “Yes, I feel fitter” and “Yes, I helped to turn that dirty car into a gleaming clean machine that put a big satisfied smile on the owners face”.

At Community Prospects CIC Limited, our belief is that once you believe you can, you can and your world changes – we’re watching worlds change.

If you have a family member who is 16+ and learns differently, is without provision and would like to change their world, then visit or call Del directly on 0121 358 8164.

Don’t delay, as 73 of the 100 available places have gone.