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Households Into Work

Households into Work is a unique and innovative programme of support for people living in households across the Liverpool City Region, who because of their circumstances have difficulty finding and sustaining employment.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the understandable uncertainty this is causing, we would like to assure you that whilst a large number of services are being cancelled / suspended the Households into Work Team will continue to be available to offer support.

Households Into Work

Households into Work is a unique and innovative programme of support for people living in households across the Liverpool City Region, who because of their circumstances have difficulty finding and sustaining employment.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the understandable uncertainty this is causing, we would like to assure you that whilst a large number of services are being cancelled / suspended the Households into Work Team will continue to be available to offer support.

Want to find out more? Why not meet the team?

"Our Households into Work programme is an example of where assisting our residents with tailored support will help them to prosper, as well as creating opportunities that they might previously not have been able to access"

Households Into Work

Households Into Work

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.

How to get in touch…

Anyone can refer into the programme. If you are working with people who may benefit from the Households into Work service please email the Programme Support Team at hiw@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk or call the relevant person below.

Local Authority Area: Name: Telephone Number:
Halton Samantha McFadden 07802 378918
Knowsley Charlie Hodson 07384 455388
Liverpool Sarah Budgen 07802 378808
Sefton Maria Brant 07825 793270
St Helens Samantha McFadden 07802 378918
Wirral Felix Chen 07554 228526

You can also use the form below to refer someone or even yourself. The referral form can also be downloaded as a Microsoft Word document. Feel free to contact us for a printed version.

More policy information


If you would like to learn more about our policy or are looking for guidance and procedures to get involved with our schemes then please visit our policy documents page. Our policy documents offer detailed information on the various policies.


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