Many Service Users have a desire to work but feel disadvantaged and alienated from the job market. The benefits system now requires those claiming JSA to provide evidence that they are actively looking for employment, yet experience demonstrates that they have limited resources to provide individual support and guidance in doing so.
The weekly ETE programme offers Service Users the opportunity to receive assistance with all aspects of paid employment, voluntary work and training. Our links to organisations within West Yorkshire offers Service Users access to opportunities that they may previously have been unaware of.
In addition to the weekly programme, St John's is fortunate to have direct access to the DWP by way of an advisor that visits every other week and offers advice on benefit claims and access to work opportunities.
The programme offers assistance with:
Accessing voluntary opportunities
Accessing college courses, training and apprenticeships
Fulfilling Job Centre Plus requirements and job searches online