Active links made with Sailship and Moat
During July our EPUT delivery partners were happy to sign up 11 new participants to receive support from the HeadsUp programme. Operating across central and eastern parts of Essex the team have been out and about promoting all that the project has to offer people who are unemployed, but feel ready to take their first steps back into work or training.
We make links with many local employers and organisations both to promote the benefits of HeadsUp generally but also to forge links where our participants may be able to volunteer or get work experience. One participant has been spending time at Sailship in Clacton, a life/work skills centre for adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health support needs. They offer support through gardening and crafting and they also have a commercial kitchen. Our participant who had not worked for a long time, initially volunteered at the centre which became a part time paid position almost instantly. He has since been offered a full time, paid position once Sailship receive next year’s funding which is such a fantastic outcome.
HeadsUp have also had space at Moat’s community hub in Maldon where participants can use the space to update CV’s, apply for job applications, prepare for an interview etc. The hub houses visits from many local organisations so it will be a great link to network and signpost participants to relevant courses/activities to build their confidence.