Supporting communities into work
We run Job Clubs within our Digital Dens in Shropshire, helping people update their CVs, search for jobs and prepare for interviews. Last year more than 1,000 attendances were recorded and ten people found employment as a direct result of the support they received.
In Staffordshire, we are a partner in the highly successful Work Clubs. Work Clubs provide one-to-one career coaching, confidence building sessions, help with interview techniques, signposts to local support services and free access to the internet for job searches.
In 2017 Severnside Housing and South Staffordshire Housing Association together attracted grants of £265,000 into the Midlands to support projects targeting people seen as furthest away from employment. The grants came from the Building Better Opportunities programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
We provide work experience and placement opportunities in partnership with the Job Centre and also partners with the Prince’s Trust and Wolverhampton College to help young people aged 16-25 complete a 12-week programme turning around their lives.
Helping people into employment benefits the business as well as individuals and the wider community. Customers in employment are not subject to the reduction of income posed by welfare reform.
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