Due to the ongoing issues regarding Coronavirus WDH have made the decision to suspend all Community Employment work clubs. We will continue to support customers via phone and email.
Following current advice, Community Employment Advisors will no longer be able to offer face to face support or drop in work club sessions. However, those wanting help and support to find work, a better job or a training opportunity can still access our support via phone and email. If you find yourself suddenly without work we can support you to be ready for your next job.
Any tenants wishing to use our service can contact the Community Employment Team on 01977 788825 or email CommunityEmploymentAdvisors@wdh.co.uk.
If you're looking for work, our Community Employment Advisors are here to help.
If you've recently lost your job, are looking to get back into employment, or you're wanting to start work for the first time, our team of advisors can give you all the help and advice you could need at our weekly work clubs held across the district.
Our skilled advisors will work with you to identify what steps you might need to take to progress towards your employment goals. Examples of support available includes: help to search for jobs, assistance with e-mail and online applications, guidance on how to write a CV or cover letter, interview skills and tips, and help to find the right training course or volunteer opportunity.
We can also offer support to complete an application for the WDH Foundation Grant scheme, a non-repayable grant of up to £1,500 to get people into work and boost their skills.
Our Community Employment Advisors can also put you forward for WDH’s Training for Employment Programme which offers up to six months paid work for adults who are unemployed, 19yrs+ and living within a WDH property. For more information about the programme and how to apply please visit our Training for Employment page.
Currently our Community Employment Advisors have helped more than 4,500 people, referring over 2,000 to appropriate training and supporting over 1,400 into employment.
To find out more contact:
Community Employment Team
Do you want to be your own boss? Are you considering becoming self-employed? Whether you are an aspiring cake baker, local handy person, window cleaner, child minder or mobile hairdresser, setting up your own business can be daunting.
The WDH Self Employment Project offers personalised support to anyone considering self-employment, those trying to start their own business and newly self-employed people looking to improve and grow their existing business.