Routes to Work is a DWP project funded which aims to support people aged 30+ who have been unemployed for either 2 years + or 13 weeks with barriers towards employment (e.g.  homelessness, financial barriers, single parent, offending behaviour, substance misuse, 50 + and such like).

All clients will receive a cocktail of support which is completely bespoke to their needs.

Support available includes, but is not restricted to the following;

  • 1-1 keyworker
  • Welfare assistance
  • CV Writing/update
  • Supported jobs search
  • Access to ‘hidden jobs market’
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Access to further education
  • Digital workshops
  • Funding to overcome barriers to employment
  • Access to Motivational grooming, cut and blow dry’s
  • Access to gym, swimming and fitness classes
  • Wage incentives to employers
  • Access to paid work experience
  • Access to specialised training including HGV, CSCS, Café Experience, Access to customer service and such like
  • Dedicated Employment advisor
  • Mentor support/navigation
  • Support to secure/ sustain accommodation and life skills
  • And so much more …..

This is just a snap shot of the support available to clients.

You can refer by ringing 01642 528107 or drop into their Community Hub’s for an informal chat over a cuppa.

Community Hubs are in the following locations;

  • Newtown Community Centre every Tuesday from 9:30 – 16:00
  • Rag worth Community Centre every Wednesday 13:00 – 16:00
  • The Clarence’s Community Centre every Thursday 9:30 – 16:30