New Horizons is a partnership of nine organisations across the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership. Funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Funding as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme. The partnership consists of; Axiom Housing Association, Broadland Housing, Centre 33, CHS Group, Citizens Advice Rural Cambridgeshire, Cross Keys Homes, Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau, Papworth Trust and the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research who are providing action research.
New Horizons want to help people move closer to the job market by helping them feel more confident and in control of their money, by helping them get on-line and by giving them the tools to be able to look for work. We aim to work with over 350 people across the area to help them improve their work readiness, move into job search if they are economically inactive and access training.
The core hubs are based in Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Cambridge and Peterborough with mobile outreach for disadvantaged groups. We will aim to offer home visits where needed. Participants must have the right to live and work in the UK, and not be working including permitted work and zero hour contracts. We will target our services on people who are furthest from the labour market and are at most risk of social exclusion. New Horizons Coaches working across the partnership can provide:
- up to 20 hours one to one coaching support on money, getting on-line and finding work
- debt remedy services to participants on the project
- the loan of an internet device and free Wi-Fi access for a limited amount of time to eligible participants.
New Horizons will build on the successes of the Making Money Count project in Fenland and develop an expanded website at www.makingmoneycount.org.uk which will include user friendly information on money, work and digital inclusion. The website will also host an interactive ‘map’ outlining other services available in each geographical area around money, work and getting on-line. This will go live in March 2017.
For more information contact the New Horizons Project Manager Lynne McAulay on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07590 861337.