Minister shows support for scheme to help more people back into work

The Working Links team with Justin Tomlinson

Minister for Disabled People and Swindon North MP Justin Tomlinson visited employability experts at Working Links as part of Employability Day in July. The event was one of 80 Employability Day events across Britain.

Mr Tomlinson joined local officials at Working Links’ Swindon office on Friday 14 July as the organisation showcased its work to support more than 1,500 of Wiltshire’s unemployed people on their journey towards work.

The event featured advice and guidance for people wanting to return to work and information on Working Links’ programmes of support. In Swindon, it delivers the ‘Links to Work’ programme funded by the European Social Fund and Department for Work and Pensions. It also runs a programme in association with Wiltshire College aimed at upskilling people ready for the workplace.

Health and wellbeing workshops also took place, supporting people who are faced with health-related barriers to work and helping them to cope with change while improving self-confidence and awareness.

Working Links performance manager Helen Saunders said: “We had a great turnout at the event and it was great to show the Minister the fantastic work we are doing to support people in our community.”

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