CLLD Employment Programme

From September 2020 to March 2022, FareShare North East worked with partners, Gateshead College and Your Homes Newcastle to deliver a Community Led Local Development funded employment programme.

The impact

The programme had 55 referrals:

  • 42 completed the programme
  • 33 went on to gain employment or continued to gain more experience by volunteering on a regular basis
  • 9 became engaged with other employment services and organisations

What did the participants say?

We had lots of great feedback from the participants of the programme…from building confidence, improving wellbeing and meeting new people, to gaining new skills and qualifications required for the workplace.

Take a look of what some of our participants have to say:

“I liked learning different things and it opened my eyes to new things. The tutors were nice and really helpful and I learnt different things. I knew what to expect as I volunteered there already and I like the fact I’m helping other people and I’m more confident because I have a purpose now as I’ve gained employment. I’m good at communicating with people but I feel I have met and connected with more people. I would tell others to go on it, to build your confidence, talk to new people and I’d really recommend it.” (PH) 
“I liked the practical training in the warehouse, I think that was really helpful and gave me an insight on what warehouse jobs would entail. The teachers were very friendly and approachable and the staff were very supportive and I could always ask someone for help. I gained new skills and qualifications, it increased my confidence and gave me an insight into warehouse and logistics work and it improved my chances of gaining employment and since attending the program I have got a job as a Lab Support Worker for the NHS. I think it is a great idea and will really help people in gaining new skills and qualifications.” (MM)

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