Action Towards Inclusion – Keyworker Support

About the Service:

Action Towards Inclusion is a collaborative project involving a number of different organisations across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding as part of the national Building Better Opportunities programme.

It aims to offer long-term holistic support to people who are unemployed and experiencing difficulties relating to health, social exclusion, poverty & employability skills, to help overcome these and move closer towards job-search, training, education and employment.

How can this help me?

We believe that people with mental health difficulties should get the support and respect they deserve, and work in a way which aims to encompass all aspects of a person’s life: personal, social and professional.

You will work one to one with a keyworker who will help you to identify and access the support that is most meaningful to you and your situation.  This may include:

  • counselling,
  • well-being and personal development activities
  • financial support and advice
  • employability skills such as English, Maths, ICT, CV writing and job searching
  • enrolment in training
  • volunteering and/or other work experience opportunities

Throughout, your keyworker will provide ongoing one to one emotional and practical support and encouragement.

Who can access:

You may be interested in this service if, as a result of your mental health you are unemployed and finding it difficult to have the self-confidence, self-belief or skills to move into training or find work.

Cost:

There is no charge.  This project is fully funded by The Big Lottery Fund and The European Social Fund.

Referring in:

If you are interested in this support you can simply complete one of our referral forms through the website here or by downloading a Word version here.

We aim to be in touch within two weeks of receiving your referral.

Additional information:

A useful video has been created to show how the project contributes to making a real difference to people.  This can be viewed online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiEovMs_iyo

A project factsheet is also available at: http://www.yourconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ATI-A4-Factsheet.pdf

Press Release: ‘York Mind is pleased to announce that it is one of the partnership organisations that will be working on Action Towards Inclusion’: https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/action-towards-inclusion-making-a-sustained-difference/

Contact Information:

If you want to find out more about the service please contact Helen Fairburn (Project Lead) by ringing 01904 666752.

Alternatively you can email Helen at: helen.fairburn@yorkmind.org.uk