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Bridge the gap to work and skills.

Gain confidence, improve your skills and make changes in your life.

Doors opened, lives changed.

Bridge has helped hundreds of people in Northumberland to build their confidence, improve their skills, and find work.

It’s all about you.

One-to-one contact, supported individual programmes, no ‘one size fits all’, voluntary and free.

Bridge Northumberland helps people overcome barriers to training, education and work.

You can take part if you are;

  • not in work, education or training
  • aged 16 up to retirement age
  • live in Northumberland.

It’s FREE, entirely voluntary and doesn’t affect your benefits.

 

Its all about you.

Every Bridge programme is individual. There is no one size fits all – it’s all about YOUR needs.

To make this work you are assigned a Bridge Worker who stays with you all the way. They create a support package to fit you, with realistic steps to help you with the changes YOU want to make.

We’ll help you find your strengths and goals and build your confidence from there. We work with a team of partner organisations with specialist expertise to add to your programme.

You’ll never know how much you can benefit unless you give it a go.

 

COVID-19 – We are still open and taking referrals.

Can we help you?
Free support to help you bridge the gap to work or skills.

Success stories

We’ve helped over 1,400 people across Northumberland since we started. Read our success stories of how we’ve helped people take control and change their lives.

How we work with you

Your Bridge worker will create with you a personalised support package depending on your needs, taking realistic, manageable steps towards your development.

We’ll help you to build on your strengths and goals, using the skills and expertise of our charity partners.

Our support includes

  • one-to-one contact (by phone or meetings)
  • support to get into training and education
  • access to volunteering opportunities
  • coaching and counselling to help your mental wellbeing
  • advice on money and debt management
  • digital skills training
  • help with job searching, application forms, CV writing and job interview skills

Who we are

The Bridge Northumberland is a partnership of charities, led by Northumberland County Council.

We are funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and The European Social Fund.

Since 2018 we’ve successfully supported over 1,400 Northumberland residents to get a positive outcome.

If you'd like to find out more about joining the programme just get in touch.

“It’s life changing – if it hadn’t been for Bridge I wouldn’t be able to cope going out.”

Dianne – beneficiary