Want to start taking small steps towards work?

Opportunity and Change is part of Building Better Opportunities, a national programme which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund. We are pleased to offer a new service for women who want to improve their employability. We are now offering a person-centered employment service which delivers a holistic package of support to help women who have multiple and complex needs.

  • You must experience at least 2 of the following complex issues:
  • Mental health
  • Homelessness
  • Drug and/or alcohol problems
  • Repeat offending
  • Domestic abuse

A Personal Navigator will work with you to help address and resolve your complex issues. The support will be tailored to your needs and the following will be offered as part of the support package:

  • Motivation and confidence building
  • Information on jobs that might suit you
  • Basic Skills – Math and English
  • Labour market information
  • Volunteering placements
  • CV and cover letter writing
  • Counselling
  • Ongoing support
  • Skills identification
  • Support with completing job applications
  • In work benefit calculations
  • Comprehensive needs assessment
  • Access to childcare
  • Support with travel costs/training equipment or clothes

You do not need to be looking for work straight away. We will support you by working on an individual change plan to help you to achieve your goals.

To find out more and book your first session please contact our reception on 0115 941 1475, Email [email protected] or pop in and ask about this and arrange a welcome meeting.

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We want to hear from you!

Help through Crisis is a 5 year project funded by the Big Lottery Fund which enables us to work with some of the most disadvantaged women in Nottinghamshire to support them to overcome financial hardship and debt, access training and other services they may need to gain self-confidence, better mental health and build resilience to cope with the issues they face. The project will also allow us to give those women a voice to better inform and influence the local and national policy decisions that affect women.

As part of our new Help Through Crisis project we would like to hear from all women about the issues that they face. From time to time we may ask you and other women who use the Centre to tell us in more detail about your lives and experiences. This could be through a survey or by attending a focus group. This information is important to us in helping us to provide better services for women in Nottinghamshire. It helps us to get funding for services and to change policies affecting women’s lives for the better and to continue our work in supporting women through hardship and to make positive choices. We would really like to hear from women who can take part in focus groups in November and February. If you are interested please get in touch.

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