We’re delighted to announce that we have secured an amazing 6-month extension on our programme delivery!
This means that our fantastic staff will be on hand to support residents of Tyne & Wear who are unemployed and suffer from mental or physical health issues, additional learning needs or autism find work, volunteering or training until the end of December 2021.
We are joint funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund and our funding was due to expire in June next year. However, we’ve been able to utilise some forecasted underspend and have had agreement that the programme can now continue for an additional 6 months, taking us to the end of 2021.
Since the programme began in April 2017, we’ve supported over 2200 residents, with over 900 obtaining employment! This extension will allow us to continue our hard work, maintain our momentum, build upon our already impressive results and make more real and lasting changes across the Tyne & Wear region.
Referrals onto the programme can now be accepted up until Wednesday 30th June 2021 and we are confident in our abilities to support those who need us, even in these uncertain times. We have recently spent time upskilling our staff members to help them cope with the increasingly difficult conversations they were having as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and we’ve focussed on adapting our methods of delivery to maintain relationships and continue to fully support participants currently on programme. We can also support participants with equipment they might need in order to engage with the programme and with the job application / interview process.
We’re here for anyone who needs us, so if you, or someone you know, is unemployed as a result of a health issue, disability, additional learning need or autism please get in touch.