Opportunities for unemployed people
Through the provision of ESOL and volunteering opportunities individuals have been able to improve their work readiness this year. Since September 2016 the provision of a weekly work club has supported 63 individuals.
Refugees, EU migrants and individuals who have come to the UK to join family have been making use of this service seeking help with writing CVs, Job search and developing the skills and capacity to complete applications and write cover letters.
Referrals come from the Job Centre, other community organisations and other Brushstrokes projects, such as our Homelessness Prevention Pathway. Weekly attendance at work club ranges from 5 to 10 at present.
We are open every Wednesday but people need to book appointments.
Impact of Work Club
“I feel more confident I can open the page and put in my codes and apply for jobs”
“You change my CV. I got a job. I am very happy in my job.”
“Your help with my CV helped me get my job in the NHS. You can’t imagine how happy I am”
“I’m doing some temp work with an agency. You help me get job. I go out and speak to people and that makes me more confident.”