OBAC - (Organisation of Blind Africans & Caribbeans)

Bridging the gap

The main purpose of OBAC is to support disabled people on matters affecting their lives. To represent and ensure they that their interests are promoted and protected. OBAC vision is to create independence for the client group.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 June 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 May 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1142005)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

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Situation

Most disabled people want to work but some of the most challenging barriers include lack of physical access and workplace accommodation, lack of accessible transportation, stereotypic attitudes on the part of employers, lack of skills training programmes that provide individuals with marketable skills, lack of employment-related services, and poor esteem. All of these obstacles also place BME disabled people at risk of becoming more socially vulnerable.

Solution

OBAC wish to deliver ESOL, Skills for Life and ICT classes which offer accredited training that create pathways into employment, further education and training in basic, soft and key skills. We also wish to scale up our work based training which would enable adults to gain knowledge, skills and confidence which enhances their opportunities for employment in the future.