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Peter Bedford Housing Association Adult Learning and Employability Team

Kingsland Hub,
242 Kingsland Road,
E8 4DG
Telephone: 0203 815 4100


Peter Bedford Housing Association offers a specialist pre-employment programme for people with Learning Disabilities or Autism.

We offer Learning Trust courses in basic skills and introductory courses to:

  • customer service
  • confidence building 
  • street photography

Our art and textile courses funded through the Workers Education Association (WEA) enables people to develop their talents and showcase their work through our exhibitions.

Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) offers entry level:

  • English
  • Maths
  • computer skills courses

You can explore your creative side with:

  • joinery
  • art
  • creative craft
  • gardening

We will support you in developing the confidence and skills to find employment as well as gain work experience in one of our enterprises in:

  • retail
  • catering
  • reception
  • hospitality
  • creative industries 

We also provide housing services see link...

Peter Bedford Housing Association

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm

Other Details


Most sessions are free to those in receipt of ESA and/or JSA.

Who is eligible?

A majority of programmes and courses are funded so are free to those 

We also offer individually tailored programmes for those in receipt of Personal Budgets.

See also...What is a personal budget?

Eligability can vary due to who is funding the course – please speak with our Adult Learning team for more information.

Referral required?


Referral Details

We offer the opportunity for individuals and families to make self-referrals.

Ring or email PBHA and we will organise to meet you  for an Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) session


email  (

What to do if you have a complaint

We invite all our learners to complete a survey at the end of the course and we have a complaints procedure which we will tell you about at induction.

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


How to Get Here

Bus numbers: 242, 243, 149

Tube: Highbury and Islington/ Liverpool Street

Train: Haggerston and Hoxton

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