Project factsheet

Click thumbnail to download a PDF

Bridges into Work 2

Project description

Bridges into Work 2 is a regional project supporting economically inactive and unemployed people across the counties of Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Torfaen. The aim of the project is to provide support to gain sustainable paid employment. This support includes mentoring, skills development, delivery of accredited qualifications and volunteering placements.

The project aims to:

  • Support people into paid sustainable employment.
  • Deliver skills training and accredited qualifications.
  • Place people into appropriate voluntary and work placements

The project team members will help participants identify their barriers to employment and support people on an individual basis to overcome them.

  • Free skills training, qualifications and vocational courses.
  • Support with job searches, CV writing and interview skills.
  • Volunteer and work placements
  • Additional support for those facing barriers to working, such as work limiting health conditions, childcare needs and transport.

Geographical coverage

The project works in non-Communities First areas in the following local authorities of South East Wales: Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Torfaen

Essential eligibility criteria

  • Aged 25 or over.
  • Living outside a Communities First Area
  • Long term unemployed or economically inactive.

Specific targets

  • 3155 Participants Engaged
  • 1621 Gaining a Qualification
  • 1196 Individuals participating in work/ volunteer placements
  • 694 Individuals gaining employment
  • 515 Individuals engaged in job searching on leaving the project

Contact details

Name: Matthew Davies
Email: Matthew.Davies@torfaen.gov.uk
Telephone: 01633 647745
Address: Croesyceiliog CEC, The Highway, Croesyceiliog, Torfaen NP44 2HF
Website: Website
Facebook: Facebook

Additional details

Local authority area of delivery and contact name

Bridgend – Gemma Hayne
Blaenau Gwent – Claire Gough
Caerphilly – Elizabeth Goodwin
Merthyr Tydfil – Deb Ryan-Newton
Torfaen – Angela Shirlow