Community Employment Hub comes to town

    Community Employment Hub comes to town

    Community Employment Hub comes to town

    Tuesday 27 February 2018

    The West Somerset ‘Community Employment Hubs’ are branching out. The latest hub called The Valley, will be hosted at Dulverton Library on the first Thursday of the month.

    The Hub project is built on grassroots community activity which aims to bring economic and social benefit to those living in West Somerset’s communities. The Hubs offer bespoke, holistic support in a relaxed environment tailor made to suit the individual. 
     
    They can be accessed by anyone whether employed, unemployed, transferring jobs, self-employed, starting-up a business or about to start work.

    Visitors can access the internet, search and apply for work, get help with CV writing or updating, interview preparation, or enhance your English, Maths and IT skills.
     
    Sara Long, Libraries Manager, said: ‘“Dulverton Library is delighted to be able to offer this resource of free employment help and advice in collaboration with West Somerset Council and West Somerset Advice.”
     
    The West Somerset Advice service is there to offer access to free confidential support on a wide range of services including
     
    • financial advice 
    • housing  
    • benefits and universal credit
    • home & care  
    • consumer issues  
    • pensions  
    • energy & bills
    Sue Clowes, manager of West Somerset Advice said, “We are pleased to be partnering the Community Hubs as we have found that our advisers appreciate the relaxed atmosphere which helps towards people being able to discuss their concerns and problems and find solutions.”
     
    West Somerset Cllr Nicholas Thwaites and Cllr Bruce Heywood have met the team who will be running the hub in Dulverton and will be present at the opening on Thursday 1st March 2018, at 10am.
     
    West Somerset now has a network of five Community Employment Hubs which operate out of Williton, Stogursey, Watchet, Minehead and now Dulverton. 
     
    If you would like to be a volunteer or for further information please contact Colleen Blake on 07932316158 or email cblake@westsomerset.gov.uk  
     
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    Editor’s note: Photo shows (left to right) Cllr Nicholas Thwaites, Cllr Bruce Heywood, valued volunteer Coral Courtnell,  Sylvie Langford from West Somerset Advice, valued volunteer Laura Barrowclough.
     
    Contact:
     
    Debbie Rundle, on behalf of West Somerset Council,01984 635280 or 01823 356407 or 07714 759899 email d.rundle@tauntondeane.gov.uk