One-to-One Employment, Social and Financial Support
About the Project
Pathways to Success is a citywide project funded by the European Social Fund and managed by Sheffield City Council. Providers across the city employ KeyWorkers who assist adults who are unemployed, economically inactive and have multiple, significant and often complex barriers to employment, particularly those with physical or mental health problems, disabilities or behavioural issues.
What Can we Help With?
Keyworkers will work one-to-one with service users and provide:
- Employment Support: Help with CV building, job searching, job applications, developing interview skills and building confidence. The project will also be supported by Sheffield City Council’s (SCC) job broker service which will source job vacancies and facilitate work trials leading to employment.
- Access to Training: Get connected with range of training providers, such as Sheffield College, Portland Training and training provision offered by SCC’s job brokers.
- Access to Education: Get involved in educational courses provided by Reach and external organisations such as Sheffield College.
- Access to Voluntary work: Get connected with internal volunteering opportunities within Reach, as well as external organisations such as VAS, TimeBuilders and the Volunteer Centre.
- Financial Support: Advice and help with debt and benefits.
Keyworkers also have access to wraparound services run by local organisations, which they can refer service users into, in order to provide them with additional and holistic support. There is a large focus on behavioral change programmes which are designed to help individuals address the barriers which may be preventing them from entering employment.
Motivate Your Mind
Big Ambitions runs Motivate Your Mind, a ten week course designed to improve participants wellbeing, confidence and mental health. Sessions will include presentations, group discussion, individual and group activities, tutor guidance and employability support.
Tell Me About It
Tell Me About It is a menu of activities run by Yes2Ventures, which are designed to help disabled people develop work-based skills and confidence. There are also work experience and volunteering opportunities available to get involved with.
Sport Works combines classroom-based training and confidence-building with light exercise and group activity in their Nu Futures programme. There are 2 sessions a week for 8 weeks, and each service user receives a gym subscription for the duration of the course to allow them to undertake additional structured exercise in their own time.
Aiming High, run by Manor and Castle, delivers a varied programme of group based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with a focus on lifestyle change. The programme consists of creative and fun activities and experiences which will provide tools and techniques designed to help achieve personal goals and raise aspirations.
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Pathways to Success project provides direct access to the CAB's debt management support and advice. Once referred in by a KeyWorker, you are fast-tracked to receive one-to-one support. CAB also offer workshops which provide the tools necessary to help you understand and organise your finances.