Steps to Connect – Employment, Training, Volunteering

Are you looking for a fresh start? Whether you’re between jobs, unemployed, or just want to refresh your skills or even get out and about in the community to volunteer, we have opportunities for you!

  • You can get information on local employment support opportunities that can benefit you.
  • You can get advice on how to access training, volunteering or wellbeing activities.

  • ForHousing work with a range of partner organisations to gain an understanding of what is on offer.
  • You contact us by phone or arrange an appointment for a face- to- face visit
  • A member of the team will set up an informal chat to find out more about your interests.
  • We will share with you information on what help and support there is out there.
  • If you would like to explore an opportunity – we will help you take that first step and link you in.

There is so much to choose from and it will all depend on what you need:

  • Explore programmes suitable for anyone 16+ which offer mentoring, 1-2-1 support
  • and access to training
  • Find out about ways to improve digital skills – get more confident with technology or get online
  • Volunteering opportunities to help get you out and about
  • Bite Size Learning webinars to help you achieve your goals
  • Wellbeing activities helping you to get closer nature or learn a new skill

Jane felt that she was “stuck in a rut” and “needed the stimulation from training or work to help her better structure her life”

Jane contacted our employment service and told us her story. We linked her in with a mentoring programme which supports people to get closer to employment.

She started her self- development journey by undertaking training courses to help improve her skills and confidence. Jane has been excited about her experience and says…

I am so pleased that I have been given the opportunity to learn something new. The training is interesting, and it also gives me something to do. I really enjoyed getting out and meeting new people. It gives me a sense of achievement, especially at my age “

Get in touch today to find out more about how to start your journey by emailing or call 0300 123 5522