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Surrey Care Trust Helps Unemployed Work Towards A New Future

Published on: 20 Jul, 2020
Updated on: 19 Jul, 2020

As unemployment rises because of the effects of the lockdown, Surrey Care Trust is offering free one-to-one support to help people who are struggling to get back into work because of additional problems they may be experiencing.

The trust says these barriers may be poor mental or physical health, addiction, homelessness or domestic abuse, low maths, English or digital skills, a lack of childcare or a criminal record.

People may also find job hunting harder because they are older (over 55), because they speak English as a foreign language or because they have a learning disability.

Anyone experiencing two or more of these problems can contact the trust for help to move them in the right direction for future employment.

The support on offer is available as part of The Alliance Programme, funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund to help tackle social isolation and help bring people closer to the workplace.

Its project leader for The Alliance Programme, Helen Placito, said: “We work alongside individuals to help chart their progress and overcome the problems they may be experiencing in finding work.

“We help people to develop realistic objectives to plan their future, and give them information and support to access local training opportunities and other community activities too.”

For more information contact Emma Hipkin on 07519 111928, or email

Surrey Care Trust is a registered charity and was founded in 1982, its mission statement is: To tackle disadvantage, social exclusion and hardship in local communities. To reach out to families to equip them with the skills to improve their economic situation, to reduce social isolation and break the cycle of deprivation.

Currently its office is in Woking. However, it is moving on August 1 to FF12 Astolat, Coniers Way, New Inn Lane, Burpham, Guildford.

This story is based on a press release from Surrey Care Trust.

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