Your Consortium is the prime contractor working with York Learning and 18 other delivery partners in York. The project is designed to support those furthest from the labour market:-
80% of individuals economically inactive (Employment Support Allowance( ESA), Incapacity Benefit (IB) Income support (IS), or those not claiming any benefits)
20% of individuals unemployed (JSA Claimants with additional needs – Health including MH barriers, social & skills barriers, economical or financial barriers)
Aged 18 plus no upper age limit but after retirement age the individual would need to be seeking employment.
Individuals who are working including ‘0’ hours contracts
Unemployed individuals without additional needs.
(Contact Lee Davey on 01904 55 5844 for more information on barriers)
…involves intensive and potentially long term one-to-one mentoring support provided by Key-workers (Rob Dewhurst and Lee Davey).
Key Workers will provide initial engagement, assessment and ongoing support to participants on the programme usually at the West Offices.
Someone to talk to
Outreach activities to engage participants
First step engagement activities and taster sessions
Holistic assessment of each individual’s needs, followed by tailored support measures, sign-posting and referrals to specialist and mainstream services
Support to enable access to services for overcoming health-related barriers
Accessible support to become work-ready
English maths and ICT. These group interventions are between 2 and 5 weeks of unaccredited engagement activates (fun) to overcome barriers and move individuals closer to training, education, job-search and employment.
ICT intervention activity will also offer a weekly Online Workshop where clients can get ongoing support with basic computer skills, using online services and job searching.
Inclusion activities to access community support and services
Digital skills, specifically to manage online accounts
Health, therapy, counselling and wellbeing activities
Vocational training, volunteering and work experience