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New Help for those out of work in Stafford

Thu 11 Jan 2018

A new support session in Doxey is starting on Wednesday 24 January to help local people who are looking to improve their chances of getting a job. Under the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme in Stafford, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund, anyone who is currently unemployed or not working can get free advice and support to tackle many of the issues that may be getting in the way of finding a job or starting a new career.

From 24 January there will be a monthly drop-in session at Doxey Church (St Thomas' & St Andrew's C of E Church, Doxey Road, Stafford ST16 1EQ) from 1pm to 3pm where Support Staffordshire’s Rob Arnold will be available to offer advice and support. Further sessions will take place on 21 February; 21 March; 18 April; 23 May; and 20 June.

Support is also on offer at the new work club at The Northfield Centre (Magnolia Avenue, Stafford ST16 3DU) which started on 10 January 2018 and will be held every other Wednesday (next session 24 January then 7 February) from 10am to 12pm. Here there will be a range of support on offer including help from Citizens Advice, careers guidance and access to training and volunteering.

If your group or organisation has beneficiaries who you feel would gain from this support, please encourage them to drop in to one of the sessions. Rob and his colleagues are also keen to come and talk to your group about the help that BBO can offer. To arrange a visit, or for further information, please contact Rob on rob.arnold@supportstaffordshire.org.uk or phone him on 07792 241008

The drop-in sessions now include:

Monday mornings – 10am to 12pm – Stafford Library

Monday afternoons – 2pm to 4pm – Holmcroft Community Library

Tuesday afternoons – 2pm to 4pm – Rising Brook Community Library

Wednesday mornings (fortnightly) – 10am to 12pm – Northfield Centre

Wednesday afternoons (monthly) – 1pm to 3pm – Doxey Church