Our Learn2Earn project funded by the BIG Lottery ‘Reaching Communities’ fund is a five year project to support local people into work. So far we are half way through the project and we have enrolled 257 beneficiaries with a success record of 25% into employment. That’s 65 people we have helped find work to date. This is significantly high considering the fact that we are operating in an area with a high level of deprivation and many of our clients face barriers to finding work such as being a single parent, having low or no qualifications and being long term unemployed with no recent work history or references. We offer a welcoming, friendly and flexible service which is tailored to the personal needs of the people who come to us for help. We believe there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and this applies to all aspects of the project. Whatever your requirements we will work with you at your own pace and in a way that fits around your own lifestyle, taking into consideration any responsibilities you may have such as childcare.
Job Club The project job club runs on Wednesdays and Thursday from 10.00am to 3.00pm in the computer room. You can drop in for computer access at your convenience between these times and our volunteers will be around to offer support and help with all aspects of job-seeking such as updating your CV, using the Universal Jobmatch website, taking the CSCS scheme mock exam and using computers to apply for jobs online. At other times throughout the week from Monday to Friday we have six computers available to job seekers between 10.00am and 3.30pm.
Work Experience We offer voluntary work experience placements in catering within our community café and in retail within our community shop. We provide a full programme of support with access to many training courses and we will provide a full reference at the end of your placement with us. To enrol on our ‘Learn2Earn’ project please download, complete and return our enrolment form. Please note however that we primarily target people from our area of benefit (a one mile radius from the centre) onto the project as the level of demand for support is so high. If you are unsure about this please telephone us first and ask to speak to Dave Mennell. For information about Training Coursesplease see our training courses page.
The Newington Neighbourhood Plan is a plan for the Anlaby Road area of the Newington ward which will enable the local community to have more say in the development of their neighbourhood.
Neighbourhood Plans are a new tier in planning policy which enables local people to shape the development of the community in which they live for the next twenty years. Anyone resident or working in the area can become a forum member and help shape planning policies and how the area develops in the longer term.
If you would like to get involved and have ideas of your own for the area then please contact us for full details.
Currently we are looking at possibilities within West Park and the land behind the KCOM Stadium commonly known as the ‘Railway Triangle’. This is the site of the original Hull City Football ground and we would like to celebrate its significant historical status and improve the site as a community green space.
Since the Stadium Management Company (SMC) installed a controversial gate across the route through the Railway Triangle cutting off West Park and Walton Street from Argyle Street the Forum are supporting Hull City Councils application to establish an official Public Right of Way connecting Argyle Street to Walton Street through West Park. Consultation by Hull City Council’s Riverside Area Committee is currently live and you can comment and contribute your views online here.
Other issues the plan is reviewing are the local economy, traffic issues, culture & community and the built environment.
Please see the linked documents for more information