Each of the projects below will help you to find employment, with the opportunity to learn new skills along the way.
Removing Barriers, Rebuilding Lives project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.
It will run until June 2022 and focus on helping the long-term unemployed across Oxfordshire get the skills and confidence they need to get into work, education or training.
Since the Summer of 2016, we have supported over 800 people through the project with over 250 getting into employment and a further 100+ getting into formal education or training. These figures continue to rise. Though the impact of COVID-19 had been severe during the Spring and Summer of 2020, we were able to react and adapt our delivery model to remote contact with our participants so that we never lost touch with those who required our help the most.
Current data (June 2020) suggests that 3.9% of Oxfordshire residents are claiming out-of-work benefits including Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance and we are fully aware that for those who are long-term unemployed, there are significant barriers to entering the workplace or educational institution.
In addition to language and cultural barriers, nearly three-quarters of them (70%) suffer from mental health issues or have experienced homelessness, addiction or are ex-offenders.
Removing Barriers, Rebuilding Lives will focus on supporting:
We will support them in making the most of existing education and work opportunities, as well as improving their work readiness. This support will be tailored to meet individual needs, but could include:
We expect to engage with over 1000 people across Oxfordshire over the lifetime of this project, helping them to become more job-ready, to have the opportunity to further their education or training and to move into employment.
If you’d like to know more, call us today on 0800 101 7118 or email BBO@activatelearning.ac.uk.
Our partners in delivering the project are:
Activate Learning is also working with
Activate Learning are pleased to offer a wide range of courses delivered by experienced tutors.
These courses will help you develop critical skills and to get you back into work.
You could develop your existing skills, learn new skills, or improve your English, Maths or IT skills; whatever your choice it will be highly valuable to employers.
Activate Learning has been successful in securing funding to support the workforce, including those at risk of redundancy, across Oxfordshire and Berkshire. The projects are jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
Skills Support in the Workforce (SSW) will deliver bespoke training programmes within the workforce. Organisations will be able to work with Activate Learning to identify specific learning needs within their workforce. Course delivery will take place onsite at the organisation, within contracted work hours, so no travel or out-of-work hours are required.
Courses are available to both up-skill and provide new areas of development for the workforce. Participants who join the programme will:
In addition, SSW will also aid organisations that may need to make redundancies. In this case, vocational courses are available to up-skill workers ready for the labour market.
Our Work and Health Programme is designed to give you the right support to achieve your employment potential.
Don’t worry if you don’t feel ready for work when we first meet. It is our job to help you get ready in a way that works for you.
At our first meeting we will:
Your Change Coach will help you to:
You will get the help that works best for you. The plan you have agreed with your Change Coach may include:
We will help you to find the right job. This will include:
The Pluss Opportunities Hub is your very own online service. It is packed full of learning, resources and support to help you on your journey into work.
You can access your Pluss Opportunities Hub 24 hours a day to help you organise your appointments, view your action plan and check your progress towards work.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Work and Health Programme, you will need to speak to an advisor in your local Jobcentre Plus.
The Work and Health Programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund.
Back on Track focuses on supporting young people in Oxfordshire, aged 15-17 who are at risk of becoming, or who are already, NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
Support will be tailored to meet the participants individual needs, but could include:
The Back on Track project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.