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Breckland residents get a helping hand back to work with TripStart project

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A new project which will help people get back to employment has been launched in Breckland.

The TripStart initiative will help people with transport to and from interviews, skills training and one to one mentoring and is part funded from a £1.5 million pot aiming to help people into higher paid employment.

The project is also funded by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department for Work & Pensions.

Debbie Brown IAG support worker and the TripStart minibus (6956753)
Debbie Brown IAG support worker and the TripStart minibus (6956753)

TripStart Breckland will provide access to a new seven seater minibus service and an information advice and guidance support worker during the one year pilot scheme.

Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen, Breckland deputy leader and member for corporate strategy and investment, said: “TripStart is an innovative pilot scheme which aims to break down barriers for residents looking to find employment. By working with people to build their confidence and self esteem and by helping to identify suitable vacancies and get to the interview we hope more people will be able to get back into work, become more independent and improve their lives.

"We've set aside significant funding to support a number of projects like this which will collectively help people into work and support local businesses to succeed."

To find out more speak to your local Job Centre or call TripStart on 01362 699923.