West of England Works - Building Better Opportunities

Our West of England Works team can offer you tailored help to get you into training or employment. The project offers the following –

–              Helping those furthest from the job market into work, training and volunteering

–              1-1 ongoing help and support on a long-term basis, allowing time for in-depth work

–              Sessions offered during the week at Barton Hill Settlement, in your home or another location

–              Led by you – co-design is central to the work we do with you

–              Sessions focus on recognising your skills and developing them

–              Encouraging you to reach your aspirations, not a ‘quick fix’

–              Helping you overcome any barriers

–              Encouraging you to take opportunities to join in and/or lead community peer projects

–              Opportunities to volunteer at local organisations including different projects and teams here

–              Benefits entitlement checks and ‘Better off’ calculations

–              Financial capability support including budgeting and money saving skills

–              Other sessions and training, tailored to you, including –

CV and job applications; Interviewing techniques; Confidence building; Confidence in Maths, English and IT; Office & IT skills; Expectations at work; Communication skills; Respecting others at work and recognising boundaries

–              Childcare support at the Settlement and local crèches

–              Access to Barton Hill Settlement’s wider services including –

Family support, childcare, specialist legal advice service, starting your own business with BRAVE,  job club, WEA courses, Lunch Clubs, Shopping Clubs, Bristol Credit Union, Fruit & Vegetable Sales, Summer Activities including Summer Camp and community events

–              Working with Bristol Work Zones and other partners to develop employment opportunities

–              A variety of expenses can be covered including travel and childcare

To make a referral or to refer yourself, forms can be found here and should be sent to the Project Coordinator Dan Bicknell at danb@bartonhillsettlement.org.uk Alternatively please call 0117 954 8899.

For more information about the partnership please visit www.westofenglandworks.org.uk