Employment levels are at their highest levels since the 1970’s so it’s easy to overlook the real challenges still faced by people struggling to find work. Working with our partners and stakeholders and utilising our ESF funding we are helping people gain the vocational and soft skills employers need as well as helping individuals overcome a range of issues such as homelessness, debt, physical and mental health issues and criminal records to move into work.

One of the challenges of a rural geography is that those in isolated communities can find it hard to access opportunities and help. We are working with our partners in the voluntary sector to ensure those in our ‘hardest to reach’ communities also have the support they need to progress towards the world of work.


Our Projects 


Inclusive Skills 

Empowered Communities 

Social inclusion strategy