Lavender Hill Project
The Lavender Hill Project is designed to improve the employment and training opportunities for individuals aged 50 and over and to provide direct links to services supporting skills, financial and health checks.
The successful project was specifically developed by and for individuals who are either under threat of or who have been made redundant. It has run for more than 5 years with more than 200 beneficiaries. Since joining the project more than 30% have re-entered work, 32% undertaken training or re-skilling and 20% volunteering.
‘Valuing everyone’s life skills, experience and individuality’
Feedback is extremely positive
‘Lavender Hill has been an effective engagement model for customers over 50. After seeking opinion from a cross section of our staff the feedback has been excellent. The project is easy to understand and to promote to our customers – JCP Manager.
‘Every other service lets you down, but here through the support of WDP and their advisers, we feel we are all in the same boat and all receive excellent support.’ – Participant.
‘Lavender Hill has given me a new circle of friends with whom I socialise. The introduction to a Health and Wellbeing Mentor led to me joining an exercise class, which is helping my mobility.’- Participant.
‘I never thought I would work again but now I am. Lavender Hill taught me how to promote myself and make more of my transferable skills.’ – Participant.
This flexible support programme offering impartial advice provides an environment that values skills and abilities regardless of age and provides local solutions in an innovative way. Self-referrals are welcome or through a support organisation or support worker.Contact our Employment Team on 01925 240064 or email them for more details.