The Employment and Skills team are pleased to announce that the Wise Steps programme has secured a new round of funding taking our delivery up until 2021. The regional programme, managed by the Wise Group, received an additional £7.2m from the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. Over the last two years, we have worked intensively with 132 residents to progress them into meaningful activities, training, volunteering and jobs. We will have new Employment Advisors commencing in August 2019 to support even more people in North Tyneside into employment.
Wise Steps aims to promote a focus on customer wellbeing, ensuring every person who enters the programme is given the care and attention they need. Alongside employability support we will be providing wellbeing and social inclusion activities to help people take small steps on their journey into work. The programme allows individuals the time and support to work through any barriers they face with personalised information, advice and guidance.