Helping people into work and training
Hope helps people 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 job coaches and caseworkers to help people find opportunities, which can include volunteering through to permanent work. We organise a range of courses and learning based around a plan for each person. This cna inlcude 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, off benefits and without a life 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.
We work closely with the Job centre and are funded in this work by the National Lottery Community Fund and ESF funding.