Church to help jobless get work-ready

Church to help jobless get work-ready

A local voluntary group is set to run a free club to help people in Patcham, Brighton get back into work.

Members of Brighton Elim in Patcham wanted to help equip their local community to find employment in tough economic times so underwent specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty.

Now they are offering a free eight week course to boost the job-hunting process for unemployed people by equipping them with the tools, skills and confidence to find work.

Job Club Manager Lisa Channell, who will be leading the course, said: “With more people facing long-term employment, there is a real need for a personal service which provides practical and emotional support for people to find work again. CAP Job Clubs is designed to do just this.”

Brighton Elim is one of more than 30 churches of different Christian traditions across the UK who will be running a CAP Job Club, as they work together to positively impact the communities around them.

The CAP Job Club will be run as an eight week course covering topics such as identifying strengths, CV writing and interview techniques.

She added: “We hope that we can help people to gain the confidence and skills they need to find employment, particularly for those who may have been out of work for a long period of time. ”

The club will run for eight weeks weekly starting October 17th from 4pm in the church hall, at The Fountain Centre, Braybon Avenue, Patcham, BN1 8HG.

  • To find out more about CAP Job Clubs or to book your place visit www.capjobclubs.org or telephone 07804 850392

About Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty is a charity, which is determined to reduce poverty in the UK, caused by debt and unemployment. It partners its expertise with the care of the local church to offer free money management advice, debt help and job seeker support. For more about CAP see www.capuk.org

 For further information contact CAP’s National PR Manager Marianne Clough marianneclough@capuk.org or telephone 01274 761924.

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