Getting Clients Ready for Work

An event has been organised to help people living in specialist supported housing to prepare for the world of work.

The ‘Getting Ready for Work’ 2016 work and learning fair has been organised by members of the local authority’s Work and Learning Working Group. The fair will allow people to meet and chat to a wide range of local service providers, and find out what is available to help them access work experience and training.

There will be reps/stalls from a wide range of providers including Albion in the Community, Job Centre Plus, National Careers Service, City College, Swim UK and NACRO .

The event will take place at 11.00am on Thursday 7th April, at the Friends Meeting House in Ship Street, Brighton.

Rachel Ballard from Brighton YMCA said: “It’s an excellent opportunity for clients to find their own opportunities and resources. It’s also a great chance for support workers to find out about what is available locally.

“There will be stalls and one-to-one support for clients interested in gaining skills for work. The event is designed to work well for people who just want to find out what’s available as well as those who want to sign up to courses, programmes and activities on the day.”

My BHT colleague, Bernadette Lynch, said: “The event will be relaxed and informal. There is nothing else like this in the city and it’s a great opportunity for clients to get involved in work and learning.

“Helping people to learn what is available and to help them build their confidence are important first steps on the journey to employment.

Rachel Ballard (01273 675678) or Bernadette Lynch (01273 645477) can be contacted for further information.


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