SLH has set up a dedicated space for the local community where different agencies can offer free advice and guidance on all things work related. Here is an update on how they have assisted residents so far.
This service is available to all residents and is delivered from the SLH Work and Training Hub, located just off our reception area in the SLH office, Parklands, Speke.
Express Direct Training
Working in partnership with an external training provider, Express Direct Training, who delivers training in warehousing and retail, SLH have provided free transport for 35 residents who attended a training centre in Knowsley. 30 completed the training, they all gained English and Maths level 1. After the warehouse training 12 participants now have a Fork Lift Truck License making them more employable by the many logistic companies located on the Estuary Park, 11 gained jobs either in retail or warehousing and all used the opportunity to improve their employability. Express Direct Training tailor the training to meet the needs of employers looking to recruit, thereby enhancing the chances of participants gaining employment.
Call Express Direct Training on 0151 548 3781 or 0151 548 7811 for more information.
Liverpool in Work
Liverpool in Work have assisted 47 residents access other services including in-house and outreach partnership support, helping them reach the service they need to move in to employment. Liverpool in Work provides a high standard of CV service, designed to help clients make that all important first impression and gain an interview. This service is offered from SLH's Work and Training Hub.
Liverpool in Work are in the SLH Work and Training Hub delivering a Work Club every Tuesday morning 9:30am - 12:30pm. They also deliver one to one guidance on 1:30pm - 4pm. To book onto a Work Club or guidance session call Paul on 0151 233 5312.
Universal Credit was introduced to our neighbourhoods at the end of October and the decision to increase resources by Garston Job Centre meant that the DWP could no longer provide their drop in service. Advance Employability have since been delivering the Families Programme in the Hub on this day.
The programme is completely voluntary and can be tailored to match the needs of participating families and individuals, without compromising or replicating support they may already be receiving. They can access a range of help included in their offer:
Each participant and family will have a personal Family Employment Adviser who will support them throughout their time on the Families Programme.
Advisers will calculate how much families will be better off financially if they enter into employment.
The Family Action Fund can provide families with financial support, particularly for in-work transition costs such as travel, childcare and training.
Every participant will have access to employability training to help them improve their employability skills and successfully apply for jobs.
Participants will have access to family-friendly employers who offer work experience opportunities and sustainable jobs.
Working closely with Family Solutions and other local support providers, Family Employment Advisers will tie together existing and newly required support to ensure participants are ready to begin employment by overcoming housing, health, addiction, money and confidence issues.
Since the service started on 3 October 2014 they have helped 56 local people into training.
Advance Employability are in the SLH Work and Training Hub every Friday 9:30am - 4pm. To book an appointment call Kathy on 0151 709 2733.