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Moving On Tyne & Wear Has Been Extended Until September 2021

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We’re thrilled to announce Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) has been extended.

Originally scheduled to operate until September 2019, The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund have granted MOTW additional funds to allow operation to continue until September 2021. We anticipate this will allow us to accept referrals until early 2021.

So far, we’ve worked with almost 1,500 people across Tyne & Wear. Over 300 of these individuals have moved into work, education, or job search.

Employment disparities which our programme works to address are still clear across Tyne and Wear. Evidence indicates regional inequality is continuing to grow. Recent statistics show that the North East has the poorest rate of employment in England and the highest number of economically inactive people in the UK.

Our increasing programme referrals are a testament to the need for employment support services for people with complex health needs.

Our work so far

There’s no better way to celebrate our successes so far than sharing snippets from our participants. Whilst we look forward to our future, we’re proud to reflect on the amazing progress our participants have made over the last three years. Here are a few statements from those that make our programme what it is.

Sean from Newcastle:

“I have found the programme really helpful and feel better about work”.

Barbara from North Tyneside: 

“Initially, they got me out of my shell a little bit. They gave me the confidence and belief in myself to pursue my goals. They’ve guided me and listed a lot. They’ve supported quietly but also given advice.”

Julie from Newcastle:

“My Navigators helped me to see what work and areas of employment I could go into. I was supported every step of the way and felt able, at last, to see a future for myself in work”.

MOTW participant Boyd MOTW participant Jon MOTW participant Sarah

 

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