Building Better Opportunities

What is eMploY-ABILITY?

The Employability programme takes a personalised approach with a tailored package of support interventions, with participants involved in planning their own route. Services include coaching & mentoring, financial advice & guidance, structured and accredited learning, work placements, volunteering, employability support, and practical interventions such as providing transport, childcare, equipment and interview clothes. Support is specifically targeted at underrepresented groups and those with additional barriers to participation.

It is a project funded through the European Social Fund(ESF) and Big Lottery fund. It is aimed at supporting unemployed people by helping them to find jobs orother opportunities.       
You may not have a clear idea yet of what kind of job you’d like to do in the future.  You may wish to firstly do some training or a course to learn new skills and gain qualifications that can lead onto work.  We can help you decide what is right for you.

If there are things preventing you from getting back into employment we can work with you to help remove these barriers.  Part of the service also includes supporting you through any changes you’d like to make.  

Who can use the service? (eligibility criteria applies)

Anyone who is an unpaid carer or a family member of someone who needs care.
Who is also unemployed /unwaged
Aged 16 years and above
And lives in King’s Lynn, West Norfolk and Fenland areas

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who, due to ill health, disability, a mental health problem or addiction, cannot cope without their support. 

We can provide careers advice and guidance
Advice on employment, training and learning options available. 
Looking for work
Writing a CV
Completing applications
Interview skills
Signposting to other support services
Finding volunteering or work experience placements

What happens after I join the project?
You will be contacted by the Keyworker.
You can meet either at a place in the community near to where you live or at your home if preferred.
The one to one sessions are on-going and based on what you feel is most important
Each session with your keyworker will be approximately one hour.
The service can last from 6-12 months depending on your needs.

We are involved in delivering Building Better Opportunities eMploY-ABILITY, a joint programme with the Big Lottery and European Social Fund awarded to Peterborough Plus VCSE Consortium Ltd.
For more information or to get involved please click here

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