What we offer

The GREAT Project is here to help individuals within families move toward employment and training.

Rather than provide a one-size-fits-all solution, we’ll work with you to understand the challenges that you face. Together, we will then design a support package that’s right for you.

Who we help

We can help you if you are:

  • Over 18 and not currently in paid work
  • Willing to participate
  • Living in Leicester or Leicestershire
  • Eligible to work legally in the UK
  • Part of a family as one of the following:
    • A parent with children living at home, or;
    • A parent who has contact with their children of school age or below, or;
    • An adult living with parents or other family members

And if you experience at least one of the following barriers to employment or training:

  • Lack of confidence or motivation
  • Lack of skills, experience or qualifications
  • Disabilities and health conditions
  • Mental health or anxiety
  • Lack of job skills
  • Language barriers
  • Lack of access to childcare
  • Worried about the effect on your benefits if you start work
  • Lack of opportunities
  • Time pressures at home
  • Other family members
  • Transport or cost of transport

If this sounds like you, get in touch and see if the GREAT Project can support you.

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Support you can access

When you get involved with the GREAT Project, you’ll be able to access support from our partners. This support includes:

  • Health assessments, diagnosis support and occupational health support, to help you overcome any health-related barriers to work and training
  • Support with key employment skills, like CV writing and interviewing
  • Taster days and work experience in a range of industries
  • Help with managing your money, including accounts that accommodate Sharia law
  • Focused support for communities with particular needs, such as the Eastern European population
  • Work clubs in libraries to offer one-to-one support with job searching
  • Confidence building courses
  • Childcare support, so you can attend the courses that best fit your needs
  • Vocational training courses offering qualifications. These include female-only courses where needed

Each individual is different, so throughout the process of building your support package, you’ll receive one-to-one support from a support worker. Together, you’ll build a plan which takes your individual needs, goals and challenges into account.

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