Community Connections North
If you are looking to find a job and need support, Community Connections North is a flexible programme that can help you develop the skills you need to make that step into work.
Community Connections North is a network of local specialist support organisations with a wide range of expertise to help build skills and confidence to get into employment.
The programme is tailored specifically to individual needs, whatever and however complex they may be. Each participant will have a mentor who will be there to support them.
Participants will be actively encouraged to engage in community events and take on volunteering roles to help them develop their confidence, gain experience and feel connected to their community, with the ultimate goal to help them find employment.
The programme is funded as part of the Building Better Opportunities by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund
Who is it for?
Anyone aged of 15 or over there is no upper limit, who is at a disadvantage when finding employment – this could be due to a disability, learning difficulty, you may be claiming benefits or economically inactive or a wide range of other issues
Residents of Wisbech, March, Whittlesey, Chatteris, Kings Lynn, West Norfolk, Rutland, Huntingdonshire, Ely and East Cambridgehire, The area of the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP Fenland area (GCGP LEP).
What does the programme include?
This flexible programme is designed to meet the needs of the client Areas covered include:
- Identifying the development needs and support required
- Information, advice and guidance session.
- Mentor to provide continuing support throughout the programme
- Action plan to map out the relevant support and timeframes needed
- Bespoke package of support to overcome issues faced
- Support applying for jobs
The length of the programme is determined by the needs of the client.
For those who need to develop further skills and require training they will be signposted onto relevant courses, support groups and mainstream programmes. Our recruitment team will be on hand to help them find local employment opportunities using their network of local employers.
How to get involved