Choices can help if you:
would like to get a job or prepare to get a job
need support to develop skills to improve your employability and increase your job opportunities
need support to identify and address issues and barriers which are preventing you from getting a job (such as low expectations and aspirations; lack of confidence and self-esteem; mental health and well being issues; debt and finance; drug and alcohol abuse; relationship breakdown and family issues etc.)
The project offers a range of support, tailored to your needs. On average we would expect you to spend between six and 12 months working with us.
Choices can offer:
interview skills; CV writing; career guidance and planning; job search; information on the local labour market; communication and problem solving skills; teamwork; skills awareness and sector specific training
help with finding work or volunteering opportunities, including support to fill in application forms and attend interviews or volunteering meetings
ongoing support when you are in work/volunteering.
Sessions to develop confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness, motivation, self-efficacy, resilience.
qualifications including IT skills, social care certificates, first aid etc.
referral to specialist learning provision e.g. maths and English, NVQ qualifications.
Referral to other support
We can put you in touch with specialist support services such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, NHS Talking Changes, Children’s centres, credit unions etc
You will receive intensive one-to-one support, mentoring, advocacy to help you achieve your goals.
Help with travel and childcare costs
We will support you to attend project appointments, activities or job interviews etc.
Is it for me?
To take part you must be:
unemployed for more than one year
living in Darlington
over 17 years old and
not in full time education
Find out more
Fill in our referral form (for yourself or someone you know), call us on 01325 387700
The Choices project is funded by The Henry Smith Charity, through the Community Foundation serving Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and Morrison Trust. The project is funded up to the end of June 2021.