Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus

The Employment and Skills provision supports individuals and local business through a range of targeted programmes. All participants also benefit from additional support from our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator who can support a range of healthy living initiatives including weight management and smoking cessation work.


Our experienced Employment Advisors work with people to help them overcome barriers to employment through a range of funded programmes. This can include helping individuals to consider new approaches to work, new career options and retraining as well as supporting direct job search activities.


We support local employers to recruit, often working with them to consider diversifying their workforce to support individuals with disabilities enter the employment market.

We are champions of the Disability Confident.

Current contracts we offer include:

  • Support for the unemployed - Our fully-supported service works with employers to help recruit and retain staff to enrich your workforce. Our employment, learning and skills department deliver government-funded programmes to support those facing barriers to employment, including disabilities. Individuals can join these programmes by getting in touch, or can be referred through the Job Centre
  • Well@Work is a 1 year research project supporting individuals to remain in work. ELS can take referrals from medical professionals (including GPs, muscular skeletal (physio) and pain clinics) or directly from employers. Employment Advisors then work with the individual and employer to help maintain employment.
  • Construction Skills Fund - This unique training opportunity for unemployed individuals aged 18+ provides a 2 week course to obtain their CSCS cards. 
  • CSCS Cards - For those with industry experience a short course experience is available at costs to support individuals into work.  Please apply for current prices.

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