rossendale works

Pioneering employment project back up and running

Published on May 7, 2020 at 2:53 pm

A pioneering employability programme of projects that has helped more than 60 people in Rossendale back into work has adapted to the challenges brought by COVID-19 by moving online.

Rossendale Works and Futures are Rossendale Council projects, which from May 1 is being funded by European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) as part of the More Positive Together Project.

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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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New breakfast club in Bacup launches

Published on January 29, 2020 at 9:12 am

A new breakfast club and drop in has been launched to engage and assist residents from the Bacup area to make a difference to their lives.
The Brew and Breakfast Club, based at Trinity Baptist Church on Market Street, Bacup, will be open every Thursday from 10-noon.

It is being organised by Rossendale Works and Rossendale Futures, employability projects set up by Rossendale Council and Active Lancashire and the Department of Work of Pensions

At the first meeting, partner agencies led round table discussions to consider local issues and ways the new club could try to tackle them.

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Rossendale Future’s bright for Asim

Published on November 21, 2019 at 3:58 pm

After nine years of interview rejections, Asim Elahi has got a job thanks to help from an innovative employment programme.

Asim, 37, had been working for Training 2000 for nearly 12 years, but was made redundant in 2010 when the Rawtenstall office closed.

Since then he has applied for scores of jobs and attended many interviews, but his lack of confidence, anxiety and issues with disability meant he only ever got voluntary work.

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More good news for Rossendale as scheme expands

Published on May 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

An innovative Rossendale employability project has been expanded thanks to a grant from the Department of Work and Pensions.

The Rossendale Council scheme – initially set up for a 12-month trial period in partnership with Active Lancashire – was so successful it has been expanded.

Rossendale Works helps people who are job ready to seek placements and employment.

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Pioneering scheme to get people back into work hailed a success

Published on March 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm

A pioneering Rossendale project that has helped 25 people back into work could become a blueprint for a Lancashire-wide scheme.

Plans are now being drawn up that could see Rossendale Works being replicated in other boroughs.

Employability Officer Paul Becouarn is employed by Active Lancashire and delivers the project on behalf of Rossendale Council.

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Council employability project shortlisted for award

Published on October 26, 2018 at 4:05 pm

A unique project that tackles employability barriers has been short-listed for a prestigious award.

In just six months, Rossendale Works has led to 16 people finding work, 19 more on employer placements and a further 30 getting mentally and physically fitter through Active Lancashire activities.

On November 23, at the Lancashire Sports Awards at the Blackpool Hotel and Conference Centre, Rossendale Works Employability Project is one of five finalists in the Project of the Year category.

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Jobs success for dad after volunteering on council scheme

Published on July 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

A council employment programme has secured its first success with Shane Goodier securing a full-time job after working with a business as a volunteer.

Father-of-five Shane, 39, from Bacup, was introduced to Rossendale Borough Council’s Employability Officer Paul Becouaran on one of his visits to the JobCentre. He would walk from Bacup to Rawtenstall to sign on.

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Careers fair attracts hundreds

Published on July 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Hundreds of people attended an event to showcase the range of jobs and careers in the borough.

The day-long Rossendale Works skills and employability fair was hailed a success with 57 businesses and organisations setting up stalls.

It was organised by Rossendale Council with careers organisation Inspira, local schools and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) skills and employment hub.

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