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Opportunity Suffolk Partners

Who we are and how we help

We have nine partners in total under the Opportunity Suffolk programme all of which play a significant role in the effectiveness of the programme and the level of quality given to you.

Green Light Trust

Is an environmental charity which aims to educate and inform people on environmental matters. They  provide a tailored programme of support covering a full range of woodland management skills while also developing yourself in a variety of ways to help you transition into employment.

We have specific programmes for those recovering from substance abuse, ex-offenders, former service personnel, young adults and people recovering from mental health issues.

Leonard Cheshire 

A charity that supports disabled people to achieve their potential and live the lives they desire. They offer support to job seekers and current employees through 1-2-1 and where necessary, group sessions. The Digital Inclusion support also allows you to learn mroe about IT either individually or at one of their Discover IT centers.

Inspiring Aspirations

Specialises in providing training in maths and English in addition to personal development skills, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and counseling.

Appleseed

This social enterprise is designed to provide opportunities for you to access outdoor activities that encourage and increase self-confidence, social interactions, motivation and personal responsibilities. You amongst others will participate in activities based on horticulture, animal care, land managements, conservation and employability skills. Sounds fun right?

Royal Mencap Society

A passionate group of people who are dedicated to changing the world for anyone with a learning disability. Providing employability support by analyzing and creating tailored action plans that suit you after which we'll suport you into work tasters, placements and finding work.

Sharing Parenting

Committed to making a difference to families, this organization provides advice and guidance to parents and carers in order to build confidence and employability skills.

Anglia Care Trust

This trust supports communities by offering bespoke support to families and individuals through advice, mentoring and guidance to allow you to realise and reach your full potential.

Suffolk Refugee Support

Working with you to create tailored individual learning plans through both 1-2-1 and group training sessions we'll help you to develop your job search and interview skills, CV writing and more. With links to local employers we'll also look to provide work opportunities for you.

Realise Future

Providing support to enhance your employability for those in the Ipswich region, this organization works with you to create action plans through individual and group sessions which are tailored to your needs by providing work trials, taster sessions, voluntary placements or even paid jobs.

Enterprising People Partners

TCHC Who we are and how we help

The partners involved in Enterprising People can help you realise your dream of self-employment and have a wide range of expertise

Building Business

Their business start-up course helps you to explore ideas, interests and hobbies with a view to developing them into a business. Our bespoke programme will take you on a journey through business start-up, to help you grow into becoming a successful entrepreneur.

evolve Your future

They provide you with one-to-one support and a choice of courses to help kick start your business. We’ll assist you with writing a business plan, cash-flow,  marketing and any other skills you need to help you start up your business.

MK Christian Foundation

They focus on growing your business skills through their community social enterprises, using them as learning environments for you to develop your skills, confidence and gain qualifications. The areas they work in include catering, horticulture, childcare and graphic design, but they can support you in other sectors as well. 

Pre-school Learning Alliance

If you have young children they can provide advice and support in accessing childcare and other services. You’ll also have the opportunity to train in childcare or child-minding courses with the possibilities of on-site crèche provision. Helping you into work or self-employment.

SABA

They focus on the creative industries. If you’re a creative person they can offer you the route to discover how best to turn your talent into a micro-business. They'll help you to tap into current opportunities and take advantage of emerging placements. They support both performers and those wishing to work behind the scenes.

TCHC

They help people make their business ideas become a reality with a wide range of training and support including; business planning, finding and keeping customers, finance and tax, legislation and things you might of never even thought about. They can help you take something from hobby or idea to business start-up!

How to get involved


To find out more or to book a place please contact TCHC 01923 698 456 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Community Connections Partners

Who we are and how we help

The partners working on the this project have successfully supported a wide range of people with very diverse needs. Here is a little bit about how they can help you!

Cross Keys Homes

Looking to support 18-24 & 50+ by providing a key worker and specialist intervention team. Helping you get involved in community projects, gain qualifications, increase your confidence and improve your employability skills. They are mainly based in the Peterborough and Huntingdon area.

CWRC

They help females looking to return to work, by helping them to gain confidence and find sustainable employment through the ‘making the best of you’ and ‘future options’ courses. The work predominantly in Peterborough City Centre.

FACET

Focus on helping adults with learning disabilities. They support them with reading, writing, IT, cookery, art, woodwork, horticulture and life skills. They are based in March but are able to support people from across the whole of the area. 

The Ferry Project

The main group they support at the homeless by helping with temporary accommodation and support with job searching and employability skills. They also offer substance abuse reduction support to help overcome barriers created by addiction.

Hanseatic Union

If you are a migrant and need support they can help you to access local services. They provide English classes and parent and toddler groups. They work primarily around King’s Lynn.

Headway

They have vast experience with supporting people who have brain injuries and their families. They will help them to adapt and develop areas they need to get their lives back on track. This may include building up their confidence and helping them develop new skills. They will help them to improve their employability potential with a 12 week course which is followed by mentoring and one-to-one support sessions. They work across the whole of the area.

Keystone Development Trust

They work with 15 - 19 year olds to help them believe they can achieve and open their eyes to opportunities. They do this through their Young Enterprise programme and school work clubs. They will support young people by developing skills for self-employment and work. The focus their support across King’s Lynn, Wisbech and March.

Kickstart

Many people find getting to work or training in a rural community very difficult. Kickstart can help over come this by offering a fully funded moped hire to get to you to training courses, work experience or voluntary work for up to 12 weeks. They can help you get a licence, CBT test, clothing etc. Work across the whole of the area.

Papworth Trust

Helping to support participants with disabilities in the Peterborough area. They will help you get involved in community projects which will help you to develop your skills and gain confidence, motivation and employability skills.

Pre-school Learning Alliance

If you have children they can help support you back into work by offering help in finding childcare. They can also help you gain qualifications in childcare should you wish to work in this area.

The Prince's Trust

They are offering courses for 16-24 year olds plus work placements and the opportunity to gain qualifications. They will continue to offer support in finding work for up to 6 months. They are focusing their support in King's Lynn and Peterborough.  

The Rosmini Centre

They focus on supporting migrant participants from the Fenland area with English lessons, registering for NI cards, gaining qualifications, information advice and guidance and employability skills.

Sharing Parenting

They support unemployed parents and carers by providing information, advice & guidance as well has offering confidence building programmes and employability skills support.

TCHC

Working across the whole area supporting participants of all ages with mentoring and skills development for self-employment, work tasters and employability skills. As well as providing leadership for the partnership.

 How to get involved


To find out more or to book a place please contact TCHC 01923 698 456 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Enterprising People

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 Ever dreamed of being your own boss but don’t know how to go about it?

Join our Enterprising People programme. We can offer you the support you need to achieve your dream of working for yourself. Our network of experts can help you develop the essential tools and skills you need to set up your own business and become the boss!

Our programme which is match funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, is tailored for you so that you will have the confidence and skills to become self-employed. 

Who is it for?

If you are 18 or over unemployed or economically inactive or facing disadvantages this programme could be for you.

Residents of the South East Midland Local Enterprise Partnership which includes areas in and around Kettering, Daventry, South Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Central Beds, Luton and Banbury.

What does the programme include?

This flexible programme is designed to meet your needs and can include: he needs of the client Areas covered include:

  • Identifying the development needs and support required
  • Developing a business idea and opportunities
  • Assessing viability and refining your product or service
  • Legal and business requirements for getting started
  • Finances and cash flow
  • Putting together a business plan
  • Sales and marketing    

Partners

Our partners have a wide range of expertise that can help you no matter what your idea. Find out more about our partners here.

Courses

Course Dates No. of Days Location Venue
Practical Skills for Business

22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th November and 1st December

6 Biggleswade

Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade. SG18 8JH

         
         

 

Progression routes

For those who need to develop further skills and require training, they will be signposted onto relevant courses, support groups and mainstream programmes. 

How to get involved

Contact us to find out more by calling 01923 698456 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

Community Connections North

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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 Cambridgeshire, 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.

Our Partners

Together we can offer you a wide range of help and support so that you can achieve your dreams and goals and find employment.

Cross Keys Trust, CWRC, FACET, The Ferry Project, Hanseatic Union, Headway, Keystone Development Trust,  Kickstart, Papworth Trust, Pre-school Learning Alliance, The Prince's Trust, The Rosmini Centre, Sharing Parenting and TCHC. To find out more about how each partner can help here

Progression routes

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.

Courses coming up

If you are interested in self-employment our Practical Skills for Business course is running soon at:

 Course Name Location Dates Venue
 Practical Skills for Business Ely 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th November 2017 Ely Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, CB7 4EG
 Practical Skills for Business Peterborough 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th & 15th December 2017 Papworth Trust, North Wing, Trinity Court, Trinity Street, Peterborough, PE1 1DA

How to get involved

To find out more or to book a place please contact TCHC 01923 698 456 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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