Page added on February 20, 2013
On Monday 25 February a unique Work Club, based at the Linwood Centre, will open its doors for the first time.
The Saffron Lane Work Club will be running a 15 week programme that will increase people’s confidence and skills in looking for work.
The Work Club will be run by Phoenix Therapies a local social enterprise.
Lainy Wills, one of the Directors of Phoenix, stated:
“We can’t wait to get going. When you are unemployed it is easy to feel lost, low and give up hope of finding a job that you will enjoy. This training will help people to refocus, think outside the box and kick start a new beginning for all the learners.”
The Club, which has been funded by the European Social Fund, will look at accessing the hidden jobs market, creating your own personal map to get the job you want, confidence building and help dealing with the stress of being out of work and finding employment.
Unlike other Job Clubs where people can drop in, people will need to attend all 15 weeks at the Saffron Job Club.
Jon Ashworth, who is supporting the Work Club, said:
“Given the economy is in the doldrums and joblessness remains high, we need a change in national government economic policy to stimulate growth and create jobs in the area. But until the government do this we must do all we can to assist locally to give people the confidence and ability to enter the jobs market. I’m pleased this project has been set up and I look forward to visiting it in the near future”
“My plan is to visit the Work Club at least once during the 15 week period and I’m really looking forward to meeting local people benefitting from the experience and knowledge of Phoenix Therapies.”
The Work Club is also being supported by the Eyres Monsell Work Club (ran by The Multi Access Centre) and the Saffron Estate Sure Start.
To find out more and to book your place on the programme please ring Lainy on 07722026705 or email email@example.com