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Posted: 18/08/09

Free events to help people get back into work

A series of events offering advice and help to anyone currently unemployed or facing redundancy have been organised in Newark and Sherwood.

The free events are open to anyone of any age looking for advice on employment, education, housing, health, business start-up help and benefit advice. They will be held in Rainworth, New Ollerton, Blidworth, Newark, Clipstone and Bilsthorpe.

The sessions have been organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council’s economic development service, West Nottinghamshire College and Making the Connection.

Organisations attending the sessions will include Jobcentre Plus, Newark and Sherwood District Council’s housing options team, Working Links, Family Employment Initiative, Primary Care Trust  health improvement practitioners, The NE Group, Tribal, West Nottinghamshire College, Newark College, Dukeries College, Ollerton District Economic Forum, Making the Connection, Business Link, Newark Learning Champions and Newark and Sherwood District Council’s economic development officers. (Not all organisations will attend every event. Different organisations will be attending different sessions).

Councillor Roger Blaney, cabinet member for Sustainable Development and Regeneration at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We hope these events will help local people find a way back into work or training if they have been made redundant.

“There is a lot of help available which can be daunting. These events have been organised specifically to bring everything under one roof, making it easy for someone who’s already facing the difficult task of starting over and finding a job.”

Tim Grant, Deputy Principal of West Nottinghamshire College, said: “We felt it was important to bring together as many organisations as possible to provide people with the help and support they need during the recession.

“The events will raise awareness of the range of services available and act as a one-stop-shop for people either at risk or redundancy or currently unemployed.”

All sessions are 10am to 2pm. At Rainworth, Blidworth, Clipstone and Bilsthorpe will have informal talks and presentations from some of the organisations attending between 11am-12pm.

Specialist advice on how to cope with the recession is also available from Newark and Sherwood District Council’s website www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/recession

  • Monday 24th August 2009: Rainworth Miners Welfare, Kirklington Rd, Rainworth, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 0JY
  • Tuesday 25th August 2009: The Dukeries College, Whinney Lane, New Ollerton, Newark, Notts, NG22 9TD
  • Wednesday 26th August 2009: Blidworth Community Leisure Centre, Belle Vue Lane, Blidworth, Notts, NG21 0RD
  • Thursday 27th August 2009: Newark College, Friary Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 1PB
  • Wednesday 2nd September 2009: Clipstone Social Club Ltd, Mansfield Road, Clipstone Village, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 9AL
  • Thursday 3rd September 2009: Bilsthorpe Miners Welfare, 1 The Crescent, Bilsthorpe , Newark, Notts, NG22 8QX