Building Bridges Training is an independent social enterprise which makes a difference to people’s lives through delivering training.

Building Bridges Training's mission is to enable people with a learning disability to be included and have full and valued roles in their local community. We do this through the following five activities;


  • Doing inclusive research with people with a learning disability to understand the issues that affect the lives of people with a learning disability.


  • Training the staff who work with people with a learning disability such as giving good support to parents with a learning disability


  • Training the staff from mainstream organisations so they can better understand and support people with a learning disability who use their services


  • Delivering courses for people with a learning disability on topics such as Managing my Money and well-being


  • By producing resources; these include good practice guidelines for staff and easy read resources for people with a learning disability such as a keep safe check list


As a Recognised Centre with the Open College Network West Midlands, Building Bridges Training can deliver accredited OCN and NOCN units and qualifications for all of our courses.

Give us a call:

0121 559 9197

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"Making a difference through training"

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Building Bridges Training has developed a range of good practice information and other resources.


Visit our 'Good Practice Resources' page for details.


Would you like to get involved in what we do?


There are a number of ways that you can support our work via volunteer and other opportunities.


Visit our 'Work With Us' page for details.

What else do we do?


As well as training, we can do research projects, consultancy, group facilitation, and user-led monitoring and evaluations.


We are based in Sandwell in the West Midlands. We can travel to venues which take one hour travel time.


Please contact us for an individual quote, which depends on the number of people we train, plus our travel costs.




  • 2008 Building Bridges Training started

  • 2009 We became a Community Interest Company

  • 2011 The research group started

  • 2014 Able to Include started