Funding secured for The Workshop for a further 12 months, supporting young people into employment.

Date: 

Tuesday, 14 June, 2022

The Workshop has been successful in its application to the Department of Work and Pensions Flexible Support Fund to extend the youth hub project by a further 12 months from 1 July 2022. 

The Workshop is a joint partnership between Surrey Heath Borough Council and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and aims to deliver holistic support to young people aged 18 to 24 living in Surrey Heath.  The Workshop works closely with employment support providers, local businesses, local organisations and charities to offer young job seekers opportunities to improve their employment skills, overcome their barriers to employment, and discover new career paths during tailored one-to-one appointments with coordinators at The Workshop, as well as the option of being matched with a local mentor following the implementation of the mentoring programme by The Workshop.  

Additionally, The Workshop collaborates with local businesses and organisations to deliver career-style events, skills workshops and webinars to further the prospects of the service users and to demonstrate employment and learning opportunities available in Surrey Heath. 
 
Cllr Shaun Garrett, Deputy Leader and Economic Development and Transformation Portfolio Holder said;   

“This is great news for young people in Surrey Heath.  The Workshop has been very successful providing support and mentoring to enable young people access job opportunities.  In its first 11 months, The Workshop has had 215 young people through its doors accessing support and services - equipping them with the skills, tools resources and confidence they need to access employment. This exceeds the target for the original funding agreement with a month of the project still to run. 

So far 80 young people have gained employment through the service, and many others have gained skills and confidence to help them get nearer to this goal. The service is supported by over 50 different organisations and charities.” 

Many thanks to the team managing The Workshop for their great work and I look forward to seeing what will be achieved over the next 12 months.” 

If you would like more details on how The Workshop Camberley is able to support you, please contact them by emailing theworkshop@surreyheath.gov.uk .

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