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Moneywise Plus Employability Routeway


Delivery dates: January 2017 – December 2019

Commissioner: Reaching People, Moneywise Plus, Building Better Opportunities (BBO)

Target cohort: People aged 16 years and older - eligible to reside and work in the UK, must not be on a zero hours contract

Partners: Reaching People (project lead organisation), Action Homeless, b-inspired, The Bridge, Community Advice & Law Service, E2, Home-Start Horizons, Leicester City Council, Leicester College, Leicestershire County Council, PA Housing, The Y Leicester.

Key objective: Moneywise Plus provides information, advice and training to help 1,400 unemployed people across Leicester and Leicestershire increase their financial, digital and volunteering skills.  The Volunteer Routeway provides further guidance and training to help individuals to identify and apply for appropriate volunteer opportunities, which in turn may improve skills, knowledge and confidence aiding return to employment or education.

Summary: Participants should attend a 3-hour session each week for 6 weeks.  Course content includes Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis, goal setting, identifying key attributes and skills needed to achieve intended goals, mapping interests, current skills and experience; and planning how to achieve stages needed to reach overall goals. A mix of group and one-to-one activity builds core leadership skills of empathy, communication, decision-making, and confidence. Participants will identify, apply for and undertake volunteering opportunities.

Please email for further information about this project, you can also read an article introducing this project.