Archives for support

West of England Works in South Bristol

We are pleased to be able to tell you about a new service being provided by The Park Community Centre in Knowle. The Park is the South Bristol Centre for West of England Works which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and ESF and led by Weston College. It is designed to help people in communities experiencing high levels of deprivation who face complex and multiple barriers to accessing work. To be eligible for this service participants must live in South Bristol and be: Age 16 upwards and have a National Insurance Number. Eligible to live and work in the UK. Not in any form of paid employment (including zero hours contracts). They must also be facing at least one barrier to accessing education, training or employment which could include: People with parental or caring responsibilities Gender inequality People
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Disabled People’s Employment Advice Line

As part of the BBO (Building Better Opportunities) contract WECIL are now running an Employability Advice Line. The Employability Advice Line provides over-the-phone support for disabled people living in Bristol, South Gloucester, North Somerset and BANES. Our specialist advisors provide employment related advice across the following areas: Handling the ‘disclosure’ of an impairment with an existing or potential employers Signposting to useful services and opportunities Information on Access to Work and how the fund can support you in your employment and your employer to make the correct adjustments Advice about any potential issues that are arising in the work place and where to go for help Advice on ‘in work’ benefits The advice line is open from Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm. To get in touch, call us on : 0117 961 7909 or email
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Economic Migrants Welcome Pack

Bristol City Council has developed a new resource for economic migrants moving to Bristol. Based on UWE research with migrants coming from 15 EU countries, a welcome pack has been produced to help individuals find work and settle in the UK. Their top tips plus other important information has been incorporated into the pack which is available in 10 languages here on Bristol City Council’s Ways2Work website. The welcome pack links economic migrants into the Ways2Work website and is an excellent resource for use by community groups, advice centres and other stakeholders working with economic migrants. It will be of use with individuals who are looking to work and settle in Bristol and who wish to enjoy all that Bristol has to offer whilst integrating into the community. The pack is translated into French, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish,
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