How your support offers Sheffield Residents a helping hand into the job market

As most of you will know by now, The Compliance People is a social enterprise, meaning 100% of all profits raised by our business are donated to our parent charity, Newground Together.

Recently, Newground Together announced a partnership with Sheffield-based, Manor and Castle Development Trust (M&CDT). They are a community-led organisation that “reaches the parts that other organisations cannot reach,” and has a long track record of providing employment support services in the area.

According to Julie, a member of M&CDT team, “Our first step is to have a chat and find out about the person, this way, we can tailor our support to their needs and support them in overcoming the barriers they face in finding work. We can signpost people to other services, for example, to help with issues relating to debt, housing, health and wellbeing, digital exclusion, and confidence.”

She added, “We always work one-to-one with people [rather than in groups], offering a personalised approach, that builds rapport and gets better results.”

 Through the partnership with Newground Together, M&CDT has been able to offer the below services.

  • Providing job search facilities.
  • Support in creating an outstanding CV.
  • Support in applying for jobs, including online applications.
  • Support with digital access.
  • Interview preparation.
  • Providing employability workshops to build confidence and identify employability skills.
  • Help in accessing training to gain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card.
  • In-work support, where needed.
  • Financial support to move into work, including bus fares, PPE, work clothes etc.

A project beneficiary has said, “You are a friendly, inclusive organisation, who has helped me in every aspect of my life and helped me in finding employment.”

Belle Paterson, Newground Together’s Community Grants Officer has said, “This project has shown just what we can deliver together. Although the current project is set to end in June, M&CDT and Newground Together are excited about the possibilities for the future.”