Project information

Employment Support

To provide individually tailored support to services users to get them work ready . Working with some of the most disadvantaged people in society this will be a many layered process focusing on an individual's needs.

January 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: Emmaus Medway Limited

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  • Need


    People who have experienced homelessness are often the most disadvantaged in society and often lack the skills, experience and knowledge to seek and obtain suitable sustainable employment. By providing person centred support the aim of the project would be to get individual;s work ready in order to overcome the barriers they face in the employment sector.


    It will provide much need support and guidance to service users to get them work ready. This will include lots of different activities ranging from creating effective CVs, marketing yourself and interview skills. In addition support will be providing in addressing key barriers to employment such as managing personal finances and job search skills.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    T o support service users to gain sustainable employment


    » Person centred support to develop job search skills, personal marketing and interview and selection skills.

    What success will look like

    Through a number of individuals gaining sustainable employment

  • Impact


    The route to living independently is often securing long term term sustainable employment which in turn leads to independent living. We will keep in touch with service users in order to address the long term impact of service provided


    The risk is that that the service users we work with will find it impossible even with our support to find suitable , sustainable employment. However this risk can be mitigated through a systematic approach to the service provided and also a recognition there will be softer outcomes which may not lead to a paid position but would result in other areas of personal development


    we would report through a progress report and an end of project report which would not only identify outcomes and impacts but also provide case studies illustrating how their support has made a difference.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Salary Costs Salary costs for a Support Manager
      £3,000 On costs Employers' expenses including NI
      £2,000 Resources Required to deliver the project outcomes
  • Background


    We support adults int he Medway area of Kent. It's a very diverse area of the country with high levels of homelesness and unemployment. There is a lack of affordable housing and high levels of deprivation.


    People who would otherwise be homeless whoa re resident within the Emmaus Community

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We provide accommodation to individuals, we also have three shops which provide opportunities for personal develop and training. We also only accept referrals from people who have have dealt with or who are dealing with substance misuse issues including alcohol and prescription medication.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Martin Sissons

    He is the project manager for the project and has over 23 years experience within the voluntary sector in management and leadership roles

    Dave Westhead

    He will be the Support Manager and having been homeless has many years experience in overcoming the barriers faced by formerly homeless people when a