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Strive (Support and Transition Routes into Volunteering and Employment)

Strive (Support and Transition Routes into Volunteering and Employment) is one of three Building Better Opportunities projects and focuses on barriers to employment.

The Big Lottery and ESF have granted Herts County Council £5.5 million to help boost skills for residents.

The project is part of the ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programme funded jointly by the Big Lottery with match funding from the European Social Fund.  It aims to tackle the root causes of poverty and unemployment, such as physical and mental health issues, homelessness, addiction and much more.

It brings together  public, private and voluntary organisations to create one of the biggest partnerships in the county.  The three strands of the programme are STRIVE in Hertfordshire (Barriers to Employment); MILE in Hertfordshire (Financial Confidence) and Youth Futures (Young People).

All those taking part will receive intensive one-to-one support to understand and address their barriers to learning and employment.  They will be offered skills to help them secure work experience placements, volunteering opportunities or apprenticeships.

The aim is to engage those with complex barriers to employment and support them into sustained employment, volunteering or education.

The Hub for Welwyn Hatfield will be based in the Hatfield HUB, White Lion Square, Town Centre, AL10 0JL on Mondays.  For further information please contact Alison Graham alison@cvsbeh.org.uk  Tel: 079460125578

 

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