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improving employability

Learning 4 Living: Helping people into work and training

Hope helps anyone who are far from the labour market to gain new skills, confidence and experience to move towards greater employability. We have a team of highly skilled  caseworkers to help people find opportunities, which can include volunteering through to permanent work. We organise a range of socially distanced and online courses and learning based around a plan for each person. This can include work to overcome barriers to employment such as housing, addiction and poor mental health. Volunteering, within Hope and outside, is a valuable first or sometimes only step some can take. We incentivise and reward volunteering achievement within Hope.

Working closely with local employers and training providers, Hope helps those with the most challenging employment needs, to increase their self-belief that they can work and provide for themselves, get off benefits and live free of dependency. It’s hard when wages are so low and zero-hours contracts and temporary gig economy jobs are a large part of what is on offer. But our staff work patiently to motivate people towards work, and to be treated fairly whilst they are working.

We take referrals from any source. Subscribe to our social media for updates or check news updates on this site for details of forthcoming courses to which you can refer. Contact 01604214300 or email office@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk for details or to refer.

We work closely with the Job centre and are funded in this work by the National Lottery Community Fund and ESF funding. We are part of two programmes known as the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) scheme, through Goodwill Solutions CiC.

Goodwill Solutions CIC is partnered with Hope and 12 Northamptonshire based organisations to deliver the Work Readiness Action Programme (WRAP), a £1.4 million Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project, engaging, supporting and helping people into employment. WRAP looks at the challenges people face, provides access to pre-employment programmes and reduces barriers to work through skills development and vocational training that help people gain the skills they need to find and keep a job.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Their website is here: http://www.goodwillsolutions.co.uk/learning-academy/. 


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