Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2016

Working Together To Support People Into Work

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016

A partnership event bringing together organisations who support people back into work will be held at City Hall today. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Cardiff Into Work Support Partnership event aims to promote greater co-ordination of existing activities and services which offer into and in work support in the city as well as identifying new ideas and different ways of working that can help everyone fulfil their potential. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A number of organisations including Communities First, Careers Wales, Welsh Government, Cardiff &Vale College, housing associations as well as the City of Cardiff Council’s own youth and advice services will attend the day which will highlight the advice, pathways to employment, education and training support services available in the city.
Last year, the Council’s Into Work Advice Services advised over 40,000 people and supported over 400 of those into paid employment. The team also helped more than 1,400 people achieve an accredited work-related qualification. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Communities First and Lift programmes supported 493 people into work while 401 people were helped to upskill through completing employability courses and 472 people achieved a work based qualifications. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Skills, Safety and Engagement, Cllr Dan De’Ath, said: “This partnership event is all about ensuring we get our Into Work offer right in Cardiff. We have to work together to ensure we are providing the right support at the right time for our residents whether that be helping them get online for the first time or giving them advice on updating their CV after being out of work for a length of time. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We have such a wide range of organisations coming along to the event which shows our clear commitment to working together to helping people into work, supporting them to support themselves and their families.”
The Welsh Government European Funded Programme “Communities for Work” will also be launched at the event which will be available for eligible residents living in Communities First cluster areas. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Community Development, Co-operatives and Social Enterprise, Cllr Peter Bradbury will highlight the work on Communities First in helping people into work while Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Elsmore will speak on the effect of Welfare Reform on Cardiff’s citizens and the work of Council to mitigate its impact. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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