MORE WORK, TRAINING AND LEARNING
Progress Futures helps customers and their families access employment, training and education opportunities. Last year the service supported 74 customers in total. 41 of these individuals achieved 67 outcomes; 20 customers gained employment, 18 went into training, 10 into education, 11 into volunteering and eight under took work experience. A further 300 customers received help through community-based job clubs and events.
We continue to work in partnership with local training providers to deliver community-based training courses which provide customers with key skills in a comfortable training environment.
Over the last year we have started to deliver the More Positive Together Programme, which is designed to address the needs’ of Lancashire residents who need help to improve their employment prospects. We are also a partner in a European-funded project called Age of Opportunity which aims to assist people aged over 50 who have struggled to get into employment. Through both these programmes we have secured over £270,000 in European funding.