Supporting you back into work

We give advice, support and training to help you learn new skills and get back into work. We can also refer you to partner organisations who can help you too.

Wise Steps job coaching

Wise Steps provides free, practical advice and one-to-one coaching to help people who are unemployed and looking for a job. It helps you take the first steps to get back into work and includes:

  • advice
  • coaching
  • training
  • volunteering and work experience
  • wellbeing events

Our job coaches will work with you and support you in any way they can. They will:

  • create an action plan to help you achieve your goals
  • give you advice and support that meets your needs
  • help you build your confidence
  • help you manage your money
  • help you look for work
  • refer you to partner organisations who can help you too
  • support you once you start work

Wise Steps can help if you are:

  • aged 18 and over
  • entitled to work in the UK
  • unemployed, unavailable for work or not seeking work
  • unable to get work

If you want to be referred to Wise Steps, contact your local office or contact your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator.

For more information about the programme, contact one of our job coaches.

To contact Katie Price:

To contact Kaylé Hope:

Under One Roof – our partnership with Northern Rights

Under One Roof gives people who want to get back into work one-to-one support with a job coach. It provides:

  • confidence for life and work
  • qualifications in English, maths and IT
  • support to help you write a CV
  • interview skills

Under One Roof can help if you are unable to find work or have been unemployed for a long time. This includes people:

  • aged 50 or over
  • negatively affected by the gender gap
  • from ethnic minority groups
  • with disability
  • with health conditions
  • aged 16 or over and not in education, employment or training

If you would like to be referred to Under One Roof, contact your local office or contact your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator.

For further information about Under One Roof and Northern Rights:

Find out more information about Northern Rights.

Foundation of Light programmes

The Foundation of Light offers programmes at the Beacon of Light to help young people aged 16 to 19 get qualifications, skills and practical work experience.

Back on Track helps young people aged 16 to 19 get qualifications, skills and practical work experience. Find out more about the Back on Track programme.

Back in the Game helps people aged 19 and over to get skills, improve their confidence and help them apply for work. It is a mix of classroom and practical activities. Find out more about the Back in Game programme.

If you want to start your own business

The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has information and support for people who want to start their own business. Find out more about the support to start your own business from North East BIC.