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Lizard Pathways

Lizard Pathways has provided over 2,200 jobless individuals with quality information, advice and guidance on returning to work as well as practical support with the costs of transport, childcare, clothing, equipment and assistance, effectively bridging the gap between benefits and first wage.

         

Lizard Pathways: Entry to Employment

Established in 2001 Lizard Pathways has a proven track record in successfully delivering employment support in Cornwall. 

This has been as a result of investment from the European Union’s European Social Fund (ESF), and through Jobcentre Plus, Department of Work and Pensions and Education and Skills Funding Agency projects.

Lizard Pathways has supported over 2,200 individuals across Cornwall with quality Information, Advice and Guidance which has enabled beneficiaries to return to work as well as practical support with the costs of transport, childcare, clothing, equipment and assistance; effectively bridging the gap between benefits and first wage. Over 613 (27%) have been supported into employment.

Lizard Pathways often supports those who are the most excluded with beneficiaries from a diverse range of backgrounds, including people with disabilities or health issues, lone parents, homeless/NFA, people with drug/alcohol problems, young people and ex-offenders. 70% of the beneficiaries engaged by Lizard Pathways are on long term health related benefits, lone parents, NEET or ‘hidden jobless’ non benefit recipients.

                   

 Lizard Pathways currently delivers 2 significant projects to support people in Cornwall: 

Work Routes

As a result of ESF investment awarded by the DWP to Reed In Partnership, Lizard Pathways is delivering employment support in the West Cornwall area, which includes:

Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, St Just, Helston & The Lizard and their surrounding areas.

In total, Lizard Pathways aims to support 1,142 individuals in West Cornwall, progressing 310 into sustained work.

Individuals supported are assigned a Key Worker to help them choose from a range of support tailored to their needs and interests. This includes support:

    • To find volunteering and work experience placements
    • To provide inspirational and fun programmes to build communication, team work and motivational skills.
    • To improve job search skills, CV and application forms, interview skills, work experience, work tasters,
    • To advise on job options and starting your own business and access to employers who are recruiting.
    • To provide 1-2-1 Information, Advice and Guidance
    • To tailor individual support and mentoring
    • To assist with barriers to employment
    • In work continued support for 6 months

    For further information about support from Lizard Pathways on Work Routes please contact:

    John Brydon, Manager
    Tel:
    01209 615694

    Email: john.brydon@lizardpathways.co.uk

      

     

    Positive People

    The programme aims to benefit local communities by reducing poverty and anti-social behaviour. It will also contribute to the growth of the local economy with employers having access to a pool of people with the relevant skills to meet their needs.

    Positive People results from investment from the ESF and the Big Lottery Fund’s Building Better Opportunities Programme, which has been awarded to Pluss for the Coast to Coast area of Cornwall, which covers much of mid Cornwall.  Lizard Pathways is one of the delivery partners aiming to support 133 individuals in particular, in Penryn and its surrounding villages.

    Lizard Pathways will support eligible individuals by:

      • Providing team and confidence building
      • Offering motivational courses
      • Facilitating outdoor activities
      • Providing work focused training
      • Running workshops on CV building, job search, interview skills and career planning

      For further information about support from Lizard Pathways on the Positive People Programme, please contact:

      Mandy Auguste
      Tel: 01209 615059
      Email: mandy.auguste@lizardpathways.co.uk

       

         

       

       

       

       

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