Middleton Work Club
Earlier in the year we started a new community resource at the Lighthouse, called Middleton Work Club. The club is open to anyone to attend has been set up specifically to support local people in their search for work, and the development of employability skills.
The club runs throughout the week but with specific training sessions held on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon between 2:00pm - 4:00pm, and it is free to attend.
Pam Semp, our Centre Manager who runs the work club says, "It doesn't matter where you might think that you are on your journey towards getting a job - or how long it has been since you had one, helping you along that journey to achievement is what we do at the Lighthouse Project and is why we have set this club up."
During the sessions which cover a number of weeks we will help you to look for work and opportunities in the local area. We invite guest speakers from local companies and businesses, provide training, and facilitate support and the sharing of skills between club members. There are sessions on CV makeovers and an introduction to volunteering opportunites.
For more info just get in touch with us - call 0161 643 1163 and ask for Pam or Carl.
How do Work Clubs Work?
Simply through providing and supporting individual empowerment .
Instead of promoting top-down state prescribed solutions Work Club members are empowered to collaborate with others to help themselves.
By helping people take ownership of their own job seeking in a safe space.
Work Clubs function on several levels:
•Taking individual responsibility brings purpose and serves to raise self-esteem.
•Helping one another expands networks, allows rejection/failures to be shared and successes celebrated.
•Engaging with the community to help find work is also good for social cohesion as everyone shares in the process.
•Addressing the specific needs of the locally unemployed people in the community where they operate.
•By working in partnership with others such as local Chambers of Commerce, major employers, Job Centre Plus, CAB, Local Councils and other relevant organisations.
•Work Clubs can combine local expertise to help produce successful outcomes and improve employment opportunities.