What is More Positive Together?
More Positive Together is a project funded by the European Social Investment Fund designed to help 2,250 people to address barriers to employment by improving their prospects. Training, education, work experience and volunteering opportunities help participants remove barriers and take a closer step to employment.
We will work with participants to design a personalised programme of support that will look to improve areas such as:
- Improving confidence & self – esteem
- Developing IT skills
- Education and training opportunities
- Access bespoke sport, physical activity and community based programmes
- Volunteering and work experience
- Preparing for work through our pre-employment support; including cv help, assistance with job applications, interview skills and techniques
- Work to remove barriers
- Increasing job prospects
To qualify, you must be:
- Aged between 16 & 65
- Resident in West Lancashire
- Eligible to work in the UK
- Not in any kind of paid employment, including a zero hours contract.
Ways to access the More Positive Together Programme:
- Fill in the self -referral form here and we will contact you.
- Come along to one of our events
- If you live in a West Lancashire Borough Council property, you can speak to the Housing & Inclusion Team or call in at the Customer Service Point in the Concourse Shopping Centre or at the Council Offices on Derby Street, Ormskirk to find out more.
If you have any questions, you can contact the More Positive Together Team directly on 01695 712598 or email MPT@westlancs.gov.uk.
More about us
More Positive Together (MPT) is a Lancashire wide project helping to improve the skills and employment prospects of residents in the county’s most deprived neighbourhoods.
MPT is led by Active Lancashire and brings together a partnership of Local Authorities, community partners and Social Housing providers with a combined portfolio of over 61,220 properties located across Lancashire.
The Project is building on a successful programme – ‘Positive Together’ and will work to engage a minimum of 2250 people aged 16+ up to December 2019.
The project aims to reach out to those furthest from the labour market, initially by providing intensive 1 to 1 support, then progressing to a wider engagement offer of sports, physical activity environmental, well-being and arts activities. There will also be opportunities to get involved in work experience, volunteering and training to help participants build resilience and be better prepared for getting back into work.