Participant Becomes a Carer

The West of England Works project is a partnership which aims to help unemployed and economically inactive people in the region find employment. The project is a part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and has received £6 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and also the European Social Fund. One of the Geographic Anchor Partners, The Park, …

Southern Brooks Success

One of West of England Works Thematic Anchor Partners, Southern Brooks have helped a local resident obtain paid employment. The West of England Works project is a partnership which aims to help unemployed and economically inactive people in the region find employment. Led by Weston College, the partnership includes a range of voluntary and community organisations across the West. The …

Participant gains employment for first time in 11 years

Carers Support Centre, one of the West of England Works Thematic Anchor Partners have been producing fantastic results for the project and have successfully managed to guide one of their participants to employment for the first time in 11 years. The West of England Works project is a partnership which aims to help unemployed and economically inactive people in the …

How to prepare for an interview

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You’ve done the hard bit, you’ve impressed the employer with your CV, but now it is time for the interview. Interviews can be nerve racking experiences, so it is important to be prepared and knock the socks off the interviewer. Here are a few tips from the West of England Works team that will help you with the interview process. …

Carers Support Centre Success

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Carers Support Centre, who are one of West of England Works Thematic Anchor Partners have been providing support to carers in achieving routes to education, work experience and also paid employment. Led by Weston College the West of England Works project is a partnership which seeks to assist people facing challenges across the West of England in gaining employment or …

Spotlight: Broadway Lodge

This month we are focusing on the work of the residential treatment centre, Broadway Lodge. Broadway Lodge is based in Weston-super-Mare and provides help to participants overcoming addiction. They provide inpatient detox and residential rehabilitation, as well as supported housing, aftercare and outpatient counselling for people living in the community. As a partner in the West of England Works programme, …

Local lady returns to employment for the first time since the age of 16

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Weston-super-Mare based residential treatment centre Broadway Lodge has been assisting local people in overcoming addiction and gaining employment through the West of England Works programme. Local resident Mags had a history of drug addiction before arriving at Broadway Lodge, and joined the West of England Works project in March this year after deciding to seek paid employment for the first …

Our Top Tips to Perfecting That CV

Elevated View Of A Businessman Reading Resume On Office Desk

Today’s job market is as challenging as ever, but that’s why we’re here. We all know that our CVs are the first step to landing that dream job and we want to help you remove all of that self-doubt you’re harbouring and own who you are. So take a look below at our top five questions to ask yourself when struggling …

Spotlight: WECIL

Spotlight: WECIL call centre, with logo

West of England Works is lucky to work with some very proactive partners, and this month we are going to be taking a closer look into the work of West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL). WECIL is a unique organisation which seeks to support disabled people through the delivery of support and advice from fellow disabled people. They work …

Proven Success as West of England Works Programme Helps Local Woman Beat Unemployment

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Team North Somerset, a partner of West of England Works programme has helped a local woman gain a full time job and reclaim her lost independence. The West of England Works project is a partnership which aims to help unemployed and economically inactive people in the West find employment. Led by Weston College, the partnership includes a range of voluntary …