Building Better Opportunities Programme

Direct Help & Advice is one of a partnership of local organisations delivering the Groundwork Greater Nottingham, Towards Work , Building Better Opportunities programme across Derby Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, jointly funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership's European Social Fund (ESF) allocation and the National Lottery via the Big Lottery Fund.

We aim to support with those vital first steps towards gaining employment and overcoming barriers through a personalised service and support.

Our team is committed to:

  • Supporting people to overcome personal barriers to employment and training, by providing an all-inclusive package of support to those most at risk of social exclusion.
  • Providing an In-Work Support service to ensure employment once obtained is sustained
  • Providing a person-centred, tailored service particularly for;
    • People out of work or economically inactive
    • People aged over 50
    • Young people not in education, employment or training
    • Women returning to work or who have never worked
  • Offering specialist support from our partnering BAME organisations, mental health and disability specialists for those in need of additional provisions.

Towards Work offers bespoke, personalised and tailored solutions to support an individual's journey to personal progression and employment. Linking individuals with specialist local support and continued In-Work services resulting in job retention.

Having enrolled on to the programme Towards Work successful participants will:

  • Secure employment
  • Access education or training
  • Become economically active

To receive support from the Towards Work team, please contact:

Kathryn Russell, Tracey Duggan or Matt Wright on 01332 287850 ext. 228;
email towardswork@dhadvice.org
or visit Towards Work website at www.towardswork.org.uk