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Better Working Futures

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This programme, working in partnership with REED and co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), gives people who face additional barriers to starting work the best support available.   

We provide holistic and targeted support to people with health conditions and those who are long term unemployed. 


Better Working Futures participants must be referred by their JCP Work Coach/DEA. After being referred you will meet your own personal Employment Adviser who will talk to you about your interests, skills, health and personal circumstances.


Your advisor is there to help and support you and will make a plan to help to find you work, or engage in training and other activities to move you towards your employment goals. They will help you to develop the right  skills for the job you want and your personal plan will explore your best options, including self-employment opportunities. 


Once in work, our support does not end and we will keep in regular contact to help you settle into your new role and help with any issues that emerge helping you to succeed.

If you need further information please contact Gillian Campbell:
Telephone: 01670 621 222

Not sure of your next steps?

Check out our range of employability programmes below, or get in touch with a member of the team if you have any questions.

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The Work and Health Programme Job Entry: Targeted Support (WHP JETS) service supports participants with tailored, flexible programmes to quickly get back into employment.

Skills and Me

Our 'Skills and me' programmes help you to gain skills that add up to a better life and greater opportunities. Supporting the North of Tyne Combined Authority's 'Multiply' programme.

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Restart Scheme

If you’re out of work, the Restart scheme will help you to rebuild your confidence, gain new and transferable skills as well as finding a job that is right for you.

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Download your new part-time course guide

We have a wide range of part-time courses available throughout the year. Upskill, change direction or get that job - boost your skills and confidence with Northumberland Skills.

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