To help ease the financial pressures we are all under at the moment, Southway can provide one-to-one employment support to help find paid work, training or volunteering roles for anyone who is currently out of work or looking to move jobs to maximise their income.

We also run a number of Employement & Skills events, which we regularly post on our social media @SouthwayHousing, including our 5-week employability course ‘The Time is Now’.

If you would like support from the Employment team or to sign up for a course or event, contact us at or call Southway.

An example of how our service can support you:

We recently supported single mum Rebecca*, who had been unemployed for a number of years when we first started working with her. Her referral originated from outbound calls that the Employment Support Officer made, to tenants aged 16-24.

Rebecca wanted to work as a Teaching Assistant having worked in schools previously as a volunteer and lunch time assistant, but she had low confidence from being out of work for such a long time.

We helped her with the usual employment support package of CV development and interview techniques, which in turn, helped her confidence. After working together for just a small number of weeks, she was offered a Teaching Assistant role at a local school and we also used our partnership working with local organisations by referring her to Smart Works who were able to provide clothes for her interview and for when she started her role.

Congratulations Rebecca, and good luck in your fantastic new role!

If you have a career aspiration like Rebecca, contact Southway’s Employment Team today, to get the training and support you need to make it happen.

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