Are you struggling to find a job? Do you want to work but are struggling to take the next step or struggling to find a job that's right for you? If so, we could help you understand what's holding you back and then help you to deal with the issues to move forward.

Through Step Forward Tees Valley we support local people to recognise and overcome the issues preventing them from finding work. These barriers could include physical or mental ill health, a lack of self-confidence, a gap in skills, a conviction, or an addiction.

The project helps people to build on their strengths and aspirations, using the skills and expertise of our network of partners and local employers to achieve their goals. Then, we help them to take advantage of existing voluntary or employment possibilities, as well as working with local employers to create new opportunities.The project is committed to making a real and lasting change to the lives of those we work with.

How we could help you

Our experienced team can work with you and help you to:

Focus on achieving your goals
Overcome the barriers that are holding you back
Provide 1:1 emotional support
Access a range of services for overcoming and/or managing mental and physical issues.
You can find out more at our website here or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see our latest opportunities.

Who is this service for?

Participants must be aged 29+, unemployed, have the right to live and work in the UK and reside in the Tees Valley.

Step Forward Tees Valley can help you if you have two or more barriers to accessing learning or employment and would like to access support to overcome those barriers.

How can I access this service?

If you are Age 18 to 49, Age 50 and over, living in Stockton-on-Tees, you can access this service by
Telephone: 01642 607028

What happens next?

After you, or someone on your behalf, has contacted Step Forward Tees Valley you will be contacted by a Navigator from one of our partner organisations.

Your Navigator will talk to you about the project and what support will help you get over any barriers to moving towards work. If the programme is right for you then they will be with you every step of the way, ensuring you get the right support from a range of specialist services.

If you live in Stockton our Health Link Workers will support you around your health and well-being ( in other parts of Tees Valley this will be someone from a partner organisation). This will be individual to each person and will focus on steps to achieving goals and overcoming barriers. We will provide one-to-one emotional support and help to access a range of interventions and services for overcoming and/or managing mental and physical issues.

Step Forward Tees Valley is funded by The European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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