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Job, Careers & Training Advice

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Contact Christine Harris 07590 619164, email: chrisharris3@live.co.uk

A free one to one service to help adults read. You are assigned a coach who works with you for half an hour twice a week. You work through a phonics based reading manual at your own pace. Sessions can be held at the Ilfracombe Centre or at a range of approved venues. Contact Christine to find out more.

Scribes

Offers help completing complex forms and paperwork to access services. Open to anyone having difficulties. Also help ‘hard to reach’ clients to access training, voluntary work, education and training. Provides training courses. A ‘drop in’ centre is open at Transform4work offices opposite Ilfracombe Library.
Tuesday & Friday 10-12.30 (drop in centre).
Other hours available by arrangement.

 

Social Services

If you are under 18 and become homeless, you are normally entitled to accommodation from the Social Services department of your local Council. They can also provide financial assistance, help with training, education, and support for personal issues.

 

St John’s Ambulance

St John’s Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity.
Every year, more than 800,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.
Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We’re also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.
Clubs for Young people:
Badgers   Monday 6:30 – 7:30pm: 5-10 year olds
Cadets   Tuesday 7-8:30pm: 10 years+

 

St Loye’s Foundation

The St Loye’s Foundation, Families Action Programme is designed to help you get back into work. The Programme is voluntary and you will remain on benefits while you take part. …

The St Loye’s Foundation, Families Action Programme is designed to help you get back into work. The Programme is voluntary and you will remain on benefits while you take part. If you or a member of your family is claiming a work-related benefit then you can take advantage of numerous personal and employment support services.

Areas covered include:

  • Job advice – You will get a mentor to help you improve your interview skills and help you in finding a job.
  • Debt advice – providing assistance to help you manage your money.
  • Childcare advice – support in finding childcare.
  • Access to training – a wide range of free courses are available.
  • Housing support – advice on a range of housing issues.

 

Transform For Work

Help with:

  • Form-filling
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Housing Issues
  • Money Matters
  • Basic IT training
  • Free on-line access
  • Use of the telephone for job-search (‘The Work Club’)
  • Help with CV’s
  • Job applications and finding suitable training courses
  • Community Volunteering Opportunities
  • ‘Scribes’ also co-ordinates an Emergency Food Store

 

Unite Community Union

For unpaid workers, volunteers, retired or unemployed, so they can come together and have a voice. Unite is also open to students and anyone who is not in work.

Westward Pathfinder

Westwards Pathfinder is a local charity set up in 1999 to assist the unemployed, economically inactive and disadvantaged members of our communities into employment, education and training using a wide range of interventions.

  • Training and Support
  • Supporting your business and employees
  • Supporting the community