Positive Futures is an employment project at HNCP for people who are either out of work or in low-paid or insecure work.
We aim to help people achieve employment that grows with their life and moves them away from insecure contracts and low wages. Our project welcomes those who are often excluded from employment, such as people with criminal records, people from BAME communities, people living with disabilities or long-term health conditions and those who speak English as a second language.
We offer a mix of 1:1 support and workshops to help people think about longer-term work and support them to take steps to secure ‘better work’. We support participants in their search for training and employment opportunities, help with applications and interviews and support them through the first few weeks of work or training where possible. We also ensure that those living on lower pay maximise their current income by claiming the full amount they are entitled to in state benefits and fuel poverty grants, etc.
For this pilot, we will register ten people who are:
- Unemployed or in jobs that are either on zero-hour contracts or low-wages that qualify for in-work benefits such as Universal Credit, housing benefit, etc.
- Keen to explore options for securing longer-term, better paid, secure work with prospects for growth
We welcome referrals from local schools and organisations to ensure we reach those who will benefit the most from the programme.