We can help you find a job or suggest reasonable adjustments to the one you have. WDP’s Employment Team supports people who are looking to move into work by giving information, advice and guidance around training, volunteering and all aspects of job search.
We run a drop-in session on Friday mornings in our onsite Learning Centre where people can come to use the computers for on-line job search and have help with their CV, application forms or preparing for interview.
Support in the workplaceWe can also support people who are in work by giving information about reasonable adjustments in the workplace. This includes the Access to Work Fund, the Disability Confident Scheme and the Mindful Employer. We currently offer long term support through our two contracts.
Help finding a jobOur Work Programme contract is in partnership with People Plus and is funded by Department For Works and Pensions and the European Social Fund and supports people to find and sustain employment. We also manage the Lavender Hill project which is aimed at people age 50 and over and offers people who might have recently become unemployed, to review their career goals and explore new areas of work and training to help them to move back into the workplace.
Ring 01925 240064 and ask for Employment Team or email them.
Building Better Opportunities: New Leaf Project
“No one works harder to get local people a job.”
Over the next three years, the New Leaf Project aims to support a minimum of 2,800 residents across Cheshire with multiple & complex barriers to work. It is designed to get people out of the house and into a job. By providing skills, training and opportunities that will unlock potential, boost confidence and improve prospects.
New Leaf brings together a diverse range of 30 partners from across Warrington and Cheshire, including local authorities, learning providers, charities, social landlords, disability support networks to change lives, create opportunities and make a positive contribution to the local communities and the regional economy.
Management and Funding
The project is spearheaded by Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT), part of NW housing group Torus, has received £10.6 million of funding from the Building Better Opportunities programme, a key part of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) European Funding Programme. The scheme sees the Big Lottery Fund matching funds from European Social Fund (ESF) 2014 -2020, to provide joint investment in local projects that stimulates economical development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regeneration.
Warrington Disability Partnership is the lead organisation supplying ‘Mentoring and Training’ for disabled people in Warrington and is delighted to be a partner. For more information please contact the Employment Team on 01925 240064 or email them.