Rossendale Works set to continue and support another 120 people into work

Published on July 17, 2023 at 1:30 pm

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A further 120 local residents will be supported into work following the extension of the Rossendale Works employment and skills programme until March 2025.

Rossendale Borough Council members unanimously agreed the extension at their June meeting, with charity Active Lancashire set to continue delivering the programme on behalf of the council with funding provided through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

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Rossendale Works helps carpenter become self employed

Published on May 31, 2023 at 11:56 am

man holding a plaque he has carved out of wood sat in a gardenA man with an interest in carpentry has received support to become self-employed through a Rossendale based employment programme.

Matthew Dearlove became unemployed when the effects of the pandemic forced his prior business – a pet and animal feed company – to close. He initially wanted to look for a job related to HGV driving and warehousing.

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Second Rossendale pre-employment training scheme hailed a success

Published on July 13, 2022 at 9:41 am

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The second work-based training collaboration between Rossendale Works, Lancashire Adult Learning and numerous local businesses has been hailed a success by all those involved.

Rossendale Works – an employability programme run in partnership by Rossendale Council, Active Lancashire and the DWP – this time teamed up with Rawtenstall based We Buy Books to offer the work-based training programme to help and encourage candidates into employment, with support from Lancashire Adult Learning.

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Council announces extension to pioneering employment project

Published on February 26, 2020 at 3:23 pm

Rossendale Council has announced an extension to a pioneering local employment project that has helped hundreds of people in the two years since it launched.

The scheme, Rossendale Works, is designed to encourage people to initially participate in physical activity before helping them back into employment through work experience and training, matching them with local businesses who have placement opportunities.

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Lancashire Constabulary to recruit 160 new police officers

Published on October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

Lancashire Constabulary is looking for 160 new police officers to tackle crime, support the vulnerable and keep communities safe.

The roles are not for extra officers, but are needed to replace those that leave the constabulary, mainly through retirement, to ensure the force remains operationally resilient.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “This is an important investment in Lancashire Constabulary and a chance to recruit officers from under-represented communities.

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