The New Horizons project, helping provide volunteers and clients with improved employability skills and leading on the recruitment and support of all volunteers.
The Bigger Picture
The project is receiving funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the managing authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which support skill development, employment and job creation, social inclusion, and local community regeneration.
Supporting Liverpool City Region residents to overcome barriers to employment, education, and training.
New Horizons is an innovative project offering support to those living in the Liverpool City Region who experience specific and multiple barriers accessing job search, training and education opportunities that enable them to compete effectively in the employment market. Through offering a person-centred approach our specialist advisers will offer advice, training and support that will help the lives of 3120 local residents, enabling their movement into work, education, or training.
The New Horizons Project is:
• Client led, person-centred, quality driven service
• Offering true diagnostic of client needs
• Confidence building
• Creating quality pathways to employment and economic opportunity
• Providing expert advice and support
• A central contact for those out of work seeking to access support to take their next steps forward
The key objectives of New Horizons is to remove barriers to employment and education opportunities through raising aspirations, developing confidence and skills and raising awareness of pathways into employment opportunities to raise the economic position of those involved, and in turn enhance the wellbeing of these individuals and those around them. Through empowering the individual, we enable communities to flourish.
About the Partnership
New Horizons is delivered through an innovative partnership approach led by The Women’s Organisation. Offering support to individuals in the Liverpool City Region are: Citizens Advice Knowsley, Citizens Advice Halton, Innovative Alliance Ltd, Health Energy Advice Team (LDAS), Knowsley Disability Concern, Merseyside Expanding Horizons(MEH), Raise, Steve Biko Housing Association, St Helens Chamber, Wirral Chamber, The Prince’s Trust, Transform Lives Company, The Brain Charity and The Women’s Organisation
The partnership has been carefully selected to ensure a high quality of service is delivered across diverse communities, particularly focusing on accessibility for BAME communities, those with a disability or long-term health condition and those with socio-economic barriers.
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