Employers get help to support workers facing redundancy in New Anglia
A new service has been launched to support New Anglia businesses undergoing restructuring by providing support and training to their workers facing redundancy. Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) is designed to help employees to stay in the labour market by providing them with enhanced skills to make them competitive.
This programme is run by TCHC who have an eight year track record of running very successful redundancy programmes throughout East and Central England
The programme received £230,000 from the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency to assist 138 people in making a painless and easy transition to a new job or career, either within their current company or with a new employer.
The service has been designed to respond quickly to the specific needs of employers. It will offer their staff targeted information advice and guidance and focus on training opportunities that will up-skill or re-skill employees. Thus helping to retain skilled workers for the area and key sectors.
The service will work in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus, employment agencies and other local partners to optimise the opportunities wherever possible.
The programme is available to those who are being made redundant, have lost their job in the last six months or are at risk of redundancy.
It will offer a wide range of support including employment and careers coaching, mentoring, job brokerage, training and re-skilling. It will also supply support to those wishing to become self-employed.
The CEO of TCHC Dale Morgan said “It is incredibly stressful to find yourself facing redundancy, many people just don’t know what they are going to do.
“Our programme offers people the chance to get support and training to get back into employment quickly and even to think about a new career direction and get the support, mentoring they need to take the next important step in their careers. They may even consider setting up their own business.
“We are happy to take calls from anyone who feels this programme could help them.”
The programme has now started across New Anglia LEP and runs until July 2018.