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Households into Work support long-term unemployed people who have difficulty finding and sustaining employment.

What we do

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, it was launched in 2018 to support long-term unemployed people who have difficulty finding and sustaining employment due to a range of issues, including financial crises, mental health problems, the risk of eviction or homelessness, domestic abuse, social isolation or chronic health issues.

Over the course of 12 months, participants work on a one-to-one basis with a dedicated employment advocate offering bespoke support not only helping them resolve the issues, but also develop the skills and resilience to help deal with them should they arise again in the future.

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Meet our clients

Clients on the Households into Work programme are all ages, with different backgrounds and circumstances from all areas of the city region. In this film you can find out about the support they have received and how it benefitted them in their own words…

Our impact

The 'SucSeed' Project

One of the ways we support our clients is through gardening. Our Knowsley team have been using an allotment to provide sessions for their clients, planting fruit, vegetables and tending flowers while improving their mental health and wellbeing, developing confidence and building social skills, tackling isolation, gathering work related skills and getting into a routine of work.

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You can keep up to date with all our news, including partners we are working with, community events we are attending and all of our projects on our Facebook page.

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Refer someone to the programme

Anyone can refer a person into the Households into Work programme. There are more contact details for our individual teams below or you can fill in this form and email it to [email protected]

Make a referral

Households into Work is currently funded by the Combined Authority’s (CA) Strategic Investment Fund.

Since Households into Work started, around 2,700 people have been supported, many of whom have either never worked or been long-term unemployed, with nearly 400 successfully finding work.

If you are working with people who may benefit from the Households into Work service please email the Programme Support Team at [email protected] or call the relevant person below.

Halton Samantha McFadden 07802 378918
Knowsley Charlie Hodson 07384 455388
Liverpool Sarah Budgen 07802 378808
Sefton Maria Brant 07825 793270
St Helens Charlie Hodson 07384 455388
Wirral Steve Lavin 07554 228526


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