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WISE Steps Extension

Wise Steps has been extended until December 2022

We are delighted to announce that Wise Steps has been extended.
We will be recruiting new participants until at least the end of the year, and are accepting referrals from partner organisations throughout South Tyneside.

Wise Steps helps people in Tyne and Wear to transform their lives, with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. The project provides one to one specialist support to those on the pathway to work.

TEN North East is a Wise Steps coaching partner and over the next 3 months will be seeking 60 South Tyneside residents to join our programme. This will include unemployed people, people living with disabilities, ex-offenders and lone parents. All participants will receive one to one support from a coach for 18 months which will focus on removing any barriers to work through social inclusion activities, life skills, confidence building and skills development. Activities can also include ICT training and personal money management.

For over 25 years, we have managed and delivered employment and training services in South Tyneside and supported clients who are long-term unemployed. In 2018, TEN North East joined Groundwork South and North Tyneside as a division of employment and skills. Groundwork South and North Tyneside is a charitable trust, and part of Groundwork UK, which is passionate and committed to proactively protecting, developing and transforming the South and North Tyneside regions and the lives of those within it.

The team works closely with a wide partnership of local organisations led by the Wise Group, to provide support and guidance, including benefit and debt advice from the Tyne and Wear Citizens’ Advice Consortium – South Tyneside, counselling services, digital inclusion for those with disabilities from Leonard Cheshire, confidence and motivation building with the Wellbeing Challenge, volunteering with Changing Lives and many more.