Employment, skills and rehabilitation provider Working Links is to launch two new support programmes in January after landing new three-year contracts.
Working Links, which has supported more than 350,000 people into work over the last 16 years, has been awarded the contracts to deliver the Department for Work and Pensions’ European Social Fund programmes in Wiltshire and the North East.
These two programmes will help around 4,500 unemployed people with multiple or complex barriers to work and come on the back of two other recent contract wins in Dorset and Leicestershire from the same funding source.
Working Links will be working with a range of partners, including voluntary and public sector organisations, to deliver the programmes.
Working Links chief executive Phil Andrew said: “We have a strong track record in supporting people in both Wiltshire and the North East so we’re absolutely delighted to being given an opportunity to help even more people there.
“The contract awards are even more pleasing given our recent successes in Leicestershire and Dorset. These programmes are a really positive step for us ahead of the new Work and Health Programme. We know from experience that we can deliver outcomes for people with multiple and complex barriers, particularly when we join up with holistic community-based services.”