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Cornwall Works with Families What’s it all about? Cornwall Works with Families is part of DWP’s European Social Fund Convergence programme - set up with a single simple objective – to get members of workless families working together to get closer to the labour market and back into work. It’s not really new thinking at all but not all families are the happy families we wish they were. So they can actually get in the way of members doing well.

So, what is new? Well, funding for a start – we can offer up to 12 months support and then 6 months in work support for each person who joins us. Our coordinators will sort out a tailor made programme for them – working on overcoming barriers, employability and life skills.

How exactly? By working on how families can help support members back into work but understanding how they can get in the way too. Tricky things, families. So we’ll take a look at the individuals and the family they’re part of - looking to overcome family stuff that might actually be getting in the way at the same time as tackling work related barriers for the individual. We’ll work on life skills and social and economic isolation and on health and housing related barriers too. In short we’ll increase someone’s In short Cornwall Works with Families employability by getting their family to will coordinate smart thinking work better as a supportive thing not agencies to work hard on family a chaotic unproductive one; with luck based delivery – getting the whole every single member of a family will unit – no matter how it is made up benefit. That’s what happens in families that work well. And we’ll pick up all those – to get its members thinking about work and getting back into it. Let’s get costs that can get in the way – like travel families working. and childcare.

For more information visit www.cornwallworks.org.uk Funded through investment from the European Social Fund through the Department for Work and Pensions


You’ll finds us on Cornwall Works Hub 01872 355015 info@cornwallworks.org.uk or ask your family support worker.

Why not give it a try.


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