CAN’s Employment Hubs Project aims to support unemployed residents in rural areas of Northumberland to overcome the multiple barriers they face when looking to move into employment. The project recognizes that people in rural areas have additional difficulties in searching for work over and above those faced by people in urban areas including fewer local employment / volunteering / training opportunities, higher travel costs both to sign on and to attend interviews, and poor internet connections making on-line job searches more difficult.
Our Employment Hubs are open to anyone who is employed less than 15 hours a week and aim to provide support tailored to the individual’s needs (whether they are young or old, have physical disabilities, mental health problems or learning disabilities, parental or caring responsibilities or face any other issues that might affect their ability to work).
We currently run 2 Employment Hubs; one at Haltwhistle and One at Prudhoe. Both open one day a week from 10am to 3pm. Members are offered, access to the internet to carry out job search activities, one to one support with IT skills, planning job seeking activities, and addressing any underlying health and social welfare issues that may limit their ability to seek work, as well as group sessions on issues such as writing CVs and application letters, and preparing for interviews.
We aim to offer a warm and supportive environment where members can feel able to relax, and meet with other unemployed people for mutual support. Tea and coffee and a light lunch are available free of charge.
Further information about the project is available by clicking on the relevent heading below:
or contact Julia Plinston on 01670 517178 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Haltwhistle Community Employment Hub is part funded by Karbon Homes and RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund.
The Prudhoe Community Employment Hub is part funded by the European Social Fund.