Jobcentre Plus invests 1.4 million of Objective One European
Social Fund to help over 900 local people into work and training
This week saw the launch of five exciting new projects developed
through the co-financing arrangements between Jobcentre Plus
and Objective One.
The projects, which have a strong focus towards helping people
with a health condition return to work, have the capacity
to support 920 local people. At least 200 are expected to
return to work as a direct result of the unique help these
projects will offer, and over 300 more will achieve a qualification.
Delivery will be targeted within the priority wards identified
through the Objective One Programme and will focus on groups
who are disadvantaged in the labour market and who need additional
support in order to move towards, or into work.
'Cornwall Health+' will be delivered by WTCS
Ltd and is aimed at people receiving health related benefits
in Launceston, Bodmin and parts of Newquay, St Austell and
the China Clay villages. It has been designed to help people
manage their health issues, build confidence and motivation
and move into work or training.
'Roads to Health' delivered by Pentreath Ltd
covers the same geographical area but will focus on supporting
people with a long-term mental health condition. Project staff
known as 'Community Bridge Builders' will take
a whole-life approach to supporting participants in order
enhance their health, well-being and employment prospects.
'CPR Works' will be delivered by Camborne-Pool-Redruth
Regeneration Company. It will ensure that people in CPR who
are furthest from the labour market can take advantage of
the jobs and opportunities created through the regeneration
of the area through the creation of tailor made training and
recruitment packages to meet business demand.
'People for Regeneration Gannel Ward' will be
delivered by Newquay for Excellence Training and will tackle
the in-depth the barriers to work faced by local people and
will work with local businesses to identify demand led training
and employment opportunities. The project will broker the
relationship between local residents and business through
a series of tailored interventions.
'People for Fifteen Cornwall', delivered through
Cornwall College, will provide the interventions that will
ensure that disengaged young people from the most deprived
parts of Cornwall can access the exceptional opportunity provided
by 'Fifteen Cornwall' at Watergate Bay. This includes
the provision of a welfare officer, training and development
chef and a student support fund.
Carolyn Webster, Jobcentre Plus European Programmes and Funding
Manager said: "The launch of this innovative range
of projects will build on the outstanding success achieved
through our Objective One ESF co-financing programme. This
investment has already supported 4600 local people. 1500 have
moved into work as a direct result of the help they have received
and a further 900 have achieved a qualification. We are looking
forward to developing these approaches further through Cornwall's
Local Area Agreement and the Convergence Programme."
For further information please contact Sue Kessell of Jobcentre
Plus on 01872 355117 or email: SUE.KESSELL@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Pentreath Ltd and Jobcentre
Plus through the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Camborne
Pool Redruth Regeneration Company and Fifeteen Cornwall through
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Jobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions,
brings together employment and benefit services for people
of working age. It provides a professional and modern service
to meet the diverse needs of employers and those seeking work,
||Personal advisers to provide practical support and advice
to help those in need find and keep work, including training
provision and benefits guidance
||A dedicated service to support employers in filling
their vacancies quickly and successfully
||Ability to place and search for jobs both online and
over the phone (via Job-points and through Jobseeker Direct
and Employer Direct)
||Swift, secure and professional access to benefits for
those entitled to them
Customers can access Jobcentre Plus services through around
1,000 locations across the UK, including around 650 newly
refurbished Jobcentre Plus offices. Touch-screen terminals
and Customer Access Phones are also available in a further
120 sites such as libraries and local authority premises.
Jobcentre Plus works with over 400,000 employers to place
20,000 people into work every week. Over 300,000 vacancies
are listed each week on its website and more than 3m job search
requests are received, making it the number one UK recruitment
For further information on the services that Jobcentre Plus
provides employers and people of working age visit www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk.
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