WDH Self Employment Project

European Union - European Social Fund

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.

The project aims to guide, advise and support people within the Castleford, Airedale and Ferrybridge target areas on their journey to become self employed and run a successful small business.

Our Self-employment Advisor, Jack will help and guide you to consider;

  • Is self-employment right for me?
  • How do I know I have the right skills to start my own business?
  • What steps do I need to take to be ready to start my own business?
  • How will I reach my potential customers?
  • Have I got the right Insurance in place?
  • Are there other organisations that can help and support me?
  • How can I be more efficient to expand and grow my existing business?

Follow Ruth's self-employment journey as she decides to get the support she needs to become her own boss. The team help Ruth through each step she will need to take, answer any questions, and help on any concerns she may have. If you were thinking of starting your own business or had a business plan like Ruth but didn’t know what to do next, then contact the team.

WDH have been successfully providing information, advice and guidance to support tenants into work or training for over 10 years. We are excited to be able to offer this NEW focused self-employment support to people of Castleford, Airedale and Ferrybridge which is funded through the Wakefield PEAT project.

Although this project is being delivered in Castleford, Airedale and Ferrybridge we are able to provide support and advice to residents in other PEAT areas of the Wakefield District.

Please contact WDH Community Employment Team for more details and request an appointment.
Email CEA@wdh.co.uk
Or call 01977 788825