Wolverhampton Learning Platform
Organisation:
Access to Business (on behalf of Wolverhampton Learning Platform Partnership)
Funding round:
2016
Region:
Midlands and East

Access to Business (on behalf of Wolverhampton Learning Platform Partnership)

We are the Wolverhampton Learning Platform. We support disadvantaged unemployed people by providing intensive and specialist support including 1:1 advice, employability workshops, accredited training, networking and social events, finance support, confidence building, enterprise skills and volunteering opportunities. Our aims are to enhance people’s lives and improve their opportunities in the labour market.

Through support from the fund we’ll run our project WISER (Women into Supported Employment Routes) which will provide employability and enterprise training for women who are lone parents, disabled or long term unemployed.

Our project aims to improve the lives of 100 women from excluded or disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them gain new employability skills and supporting their route to securing work or becoming self-employed. Project activities include 1:1 mentoring sessions, a range of workshops and a sector specific Level 2 accredited training course covering first aid, food hygiene and health and safety.

The skills and confidence gained from participating in this project will help the women taking part to realise their potential and improve their employment prospects. Our aim throughout is to improve opportunities in the labour market, improve financial health, increase skills, reduce social isolation and reduce benefit dependency resulting in improved health and wellbeing.