Denbighshire Strives To Counter The Impact Of Reduced Jobseeker Support In Rhyl
Following the reported news that People Plus are planning to end their jobseekers coaching service in Rhyl, Denbighshire County Council are in discussion with the Department of Work and Pensions and People Plus to help find alternative options for people who will be affected by the changes. The Council are urging People Plus to consider a range of alternatives . This includes helping them to find alternative accommodation to continue to provide a local service. The County Council are committed to partnership working to make services more accessible to residents, for example Police and Community Support Officers now hold clinics in Denbighshire’s One Stop Shops.
Councillor Hugh Evans OBE , Leader of Denbighshire County Council said – “The coaching services offered by People Plus is part of the ongoing regeneration of Rhyl, although more people in Rhyl are now working and the outlook for living working and visiting Rhyl are all positive, we cannot afford to lose a service that is instrumental in further improving employment rates. People who use People Plus are making a determined effort to improve their lives and as public services we need to ensure that everything is done to help them with this.”
Denbighshire County Council have ambitions in Rhyl that require all agencies to pull together to improve the prospects for Rhyl, with the recent investment in Rhyl High School, the proposals for the Rhyl Waterfront and the improving perception of Rhyl as place to live and work, this is a critical point in the town’s regeneration. There is still much to be done as the area is still one of relatively high unemployment. Denbighshire County Council believe that this it is essential to maintain this critical service locally and will do everything possible to encourage this.
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