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We run several different programmes, each of which has been designed to overcome barriers that may be stopping individuals getting back to work.

Working Well

A programme for those on out-of-work benefits or in low paid work, that aims to tackle barriers and problems individuals are facing, both at the right time and in the right order.

Skills for Employment

Provides skills, work experience and employability support to people who are on Working Well and other GM ‘Reform’ programmes. The support is bespoke and locally-led, and designed  to build on – not duplicate – support that individuals have already received.

Find out more about Skills For Employment

The Work Programme

Individuals can be referred by their Jobcentre Plus Advisor, or attend voluntarily. The programme includes CV support, interview skills and access to hundreds of independently-sourced vacancies that are unavailable to the wider job market.


Work Choice

Work Choice is designed for people who, due to their disability, find it difficult to find or keep a job. It has proved a stepping stone for many people into full, unsupported employment and involves support around areas such as confidence building, interview coaching and other areas such as debt and money management, and housing and relationship support.

We deliver Work Choice in Barnsley, Nottingham, Oldham, Salford, and Sheffield as a subcontractor to Shaw Trust.

Find out more about Work Choice

Positive Directions

We're working with unemployed people across Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and Halton, delivering 1-2-1 support that gives them the skills they need to get into work.

It's not just about training and qualifications, but looking at the bigger picture to ensure that people have the confidence, motivation and the resilience needed to get and keep a job. And ultimately, to progress in that job.

Find out more about Positive Directions here

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides careers information, advice, and guidance for people both in and out of work. Delivered in a flexible way that works around your lifestyle, we provide targeted careers support that helps you identify and address any barriers to getting into, and on in work.

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Intensive and Specialist Support Services

If you’re recovering from substance misuse, or are an ex-offender who’s finding it hard adjusting to life following release, we can help with a range of specialist services that help to break down the barriers to accessing employment, training, and education

Working with specialist partners, we want to help you make sure you don’t relapse with drugs or alcohol, or re-offend, and help re- build your confidence, motivation and self-esteem

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Some of the programmes we run include:

Recovery Oriented Employment, Training and Education Services
We work with drug and alcohol treatment providers to support people in recovery from substance misuse, both in the community and in custody.  This work covers treatment services provided by Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) recovery services in the North West, Yorkshire and The Humber

Early Intervention and Family Support Services
We have people integrated with the Early Intervention and Prevention (EIP) and Helping Families services in Salford to provide employment-related support and advocacy.