Lifelong Skills for Growth
The project works with people 50 or over who are considered to be more at risk of facing barriers to secure or retain employment and will:
- Support skills development for those employed over 50, to up-skill, retrain and enable progression in work which will support workplace retention and ultimately improve business productivity
- Support activities that will support SMEs to build their capacity to provide project/placement/internship opportunities for people 50+ and to recognise the value of keeping hold of talent or bringing experience into their workforce, as well as the barriers to employment that they face.
Humber Women in the Workforce
The project provides training and support to women by developing their skills and increasing opportunities for progression, better equipping them to retain employment and progress within the Humber labour market. The project will:
- Deliver a range of support and training to tackle specific barriers to equality and enable them to progress in the workforce.
- Engage with SME employers to help them to address inequality in their workplaces, providing support and training to promote positive culture change and introduce reviews of policies and procedures.
- Create a network of influence and aspiration for young women in the Humber led by women.
Employability Wellbeing Service (A)
The project will provide support to individuals with mental health issues to support them to engage with or re-engage with the labour market, including those aged 16-25. The project’s primary objectives are to:
- Alleviate barriers to social inclusion and mobility caused by mental health impediments through engagement and managed interventions that offer better access to wraparound services and support.
- Assess employability and work readiness and to improve access to employment for job seekers, inactive and young people at risk of social exclusion affected by mental health obstacles through supported initiatives such as work experience placements, skills development and vocational training.
Employability Wellbeing Service (B)
The project will provide training to employers and employees to assist them in managing people with mental health needs, offering support for businesses to engage in culture change around disclosure of mental health issues, supporting employees and managers to have an increased awareness of how they can support staff and build a culture where health, wellbeing and neurodiversity is valued. The project aims to:
- Audit mental health, wellbeing and skills provision within the workplace and achieve measurable enhancements in skills and competences.
- Build SME mental health and wellbeing provision through training and development, promote positive culture change and introduce mechanisms to (re)assess policies and procedures.