Here for You sees 47 Berwickers into work

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Award-winning scheme Here for You, part of Berwick Community Trust, has reached its first anniversary of supporting local residents with all aspects of employment.

The charity has helped 47 people get jobs in the area in the last year and has given 1,286 appointments to help people cope with the pressures of finding and applying for work.

“The stress of having to do all Jobcentre activities online really takes its toll on many of our clients who are not used to working on the computer,” explained support worker Joanne Douglas. “We do our best to make this easier by giving support and advice.”

The service has reached this milestone with Department of Work and Pensions funding, together with financial support from local grant making organisations.

Project manager Becci Murray said: “We are constantly chasing grants and donations to allow us to continue to help residents. With almost 200 people on our register it is vital that we keep going.

“We are offering online short courses at a small cost that are open to everyone, including businesses, to reduce the need for grants and donations.” Here for You is open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. For appointments or a chat call 07867 555705.

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