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Published: 15/05/2023

Cabinet Members will be asked to approve new arrangements to supporting unemployed people across Flintshire when it meets on Tuesday 23 May.

Flintshire County Council has received funding from Welsh Government which will enable them to continue to support unemployed people in the county after European funding ended on 31 March 2023.

Speaking about the funding from Welsh Government, the Cabinet Member for Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Economy, Councillor David Healey said:

“I am pleased Communities for Work has received Welsh Government funding to continue the positive work to support people in our communities to overcome barriers to employment and help them learn and develop through mentoring support.

I am delighted that through the hard work and commitment of the Communities for Work team, many people have moved into employment and this funding will help the team continue the path of success.”

The Communities for Work programme will prioritise its funding for:

  • engaging and providing long term mentoring support to those people furthest from the labour market to enable them to overcome barriers to employment and learning,

  • supporting employers in recruiting suitable candidates especially through the provision of jobs fairs,

  • providing short work-focused learning opportunities to individuals to provide the skills and accreditations they need to enter employment in key sectors including health and social care, construction, retail, and hospitality, and

  • co-ordinating employability support in the county to ensure participants get a joined-up service.

Unemployed people living in Flintshire can contact Communities for Work for further information and support by email