Households into Work is not just a programme to help people find work, it’s about supporting people to get to a point where they start to think about work as a realistic option. Delivered by the Combined Authority, Households into Work provides up to 12 months of support to unemployed Liverpool City Region Residents aged 16 and over, who because of their current circumstances are unable to consider taking up or sustaining employment.
We know that many people would like nothing more than to work and be free of benefits, but because of difficulties in their lives they are prevented from doing so.
This could be because they’re dealing with issues like mental illness, addiction, domestic abuse, debt issues or they have low self-confidence and/or low self-esteem and if left unsupported it is unlikely to ever be resolved.
Households into Work employs a team of 25, comprising of 5 team leaders and 20 employment advocates working across all 6 of the Liverpool City Region’s local authorities, mostly on an outreach basis.
The programme can introduce people to one of our dedicated Employment Advocates who will provide 1-2-1 bespoke support which will not only help the participant to resolve the issues, but also develop the skills and resilience to help deal with them or deal with them better, should they arise again in the future.
People can either join with other members of their household like a partner, spouse, parents, children, grandparents or close friends (they do not all need to live at the same address) or individually. For example, people who are isolated but would like to be introduced to people who live in their community, and with whom they might form a supportive and sustainable relationship.
Funding is also available in the form of a household budget, which can be used to pay for goods and services which might help the client overcome some of their obstacles.