Unemployed Wolverhampton residents are being offered the opportunity to take part in a Better Health for Better Jobs - Working Well Programme.

The 12 week programme, which will take place 2 days per week, is aimed at unemployed people where health and wellbeing is a factor in preventing them from gaining employment.

It is being run by City of Wolverhampton Council in partnership with, Remploy, Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, City of Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton Healthy Lifestyles Team and the Department for Work and Pensions.

To find out more, residents can go along to an information session on Monday 11 April at 2pm, at Eastfield Community Centre, Colliery Road, Eastfield  WV1 2QY.

Sue Lindup, City of Wolverhampton Council Enterprising Communities Manager, said: "We are working hard in Wolverhampton to support people into work.

"This programme offers an innovative approach to working with people where their health and wellbeing may be a factor in them getting back into work.

"It aims to help them with their employability skills while also offering specialist support for their health and wellbeing needs."

Participants will receive support to develop their employment skills from Remploy with the possibility of practical work experience in the retail sector.

Clive Thomas, Remploy Partnership Advisor (Midlands), added: "Remploy has supported more than 100,000 disabled and disadvantaged people into employment over the last 5 years and specialises in helping those people who are furthest from the labour market.

"We have strong relationships with some of the country's biggest employers including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, BT and Royal Mail which help us to find thousands of jobs each year."

Participants will also receive health and wellbeing advice and guidance from Wolverhampton Healthy Lifestyles Team and Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, while work related courses will also be provided by City of Wolverhampton College.

The council's Economic Inclusion team will offer one to one coaching and mentoring throughout the programme.

  • released: Tuesday 5 April, 2016