Unemployed people are being urged to make the most of a new service to help them into work or education – and they’ll receive one-to-one support free of charge to reach their goals.
The Doing Good Business project aims to support people aged between 25 and retirement age with various aspects of work and training including IT and basic skills, job searches, CVs, interview techniques, self-employment and business start-ups.
It also aims to tackle barriers to progress such as money worries, health issues or caring responsibilities by linking people to additional services for specialist advice when needed.
Enterprise Coach Louise Jackson from Rotherham has been appointed by Doncaster West Development Trust (DWDT) to deliver the project and brings years of experience and local knowledge to the role.
Louise is encouraging anyone in need of employment support to get in touch and said the project’s particular strengths were its personal approach and flexibility. “Some people might not be ready for work so we can support them to build up their confidence and skills. Others might want to apply for vacancies but would benefit from help with CVs or job searches. All the support we give people is completely tailored to them,” she explained.
“I’ve had spells of being out of work so I know how useful it is to have someone who can give advice and guide you in the right direction,” she added.
Louise is based at DWDT’s head office in Mexborough but will always meet clients at community venues that are convenient to them.
Doing Good Business is funded by the National Lottery and European Social Fund and is available to unemployed people across Doncaster subject to certain criteria. To find out more about the service and to check that you’re eligible for support, please contact Louise on 07435 787 151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.