Do you support people who are out of work and face barriers to returning?
We can help with our programme of fully funded one-to-one support and welcome referrals in.
We help people find their potential and enable them to move into education, training or work. We do this by giving one to support through a dedicated Bridge worker to help people improve their confidence and develop their skills.
Our support is free and fully funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.
The programme is completely voluntary and eligible for people who are:
• 16+ and unemployed, not in training or economically inactive
• Live in Northumberland
How we help
Once referred to us, a dedicated Bridge Worker will be their one point of contact throughout their time with us. They’ll create with them a bespoke support programme of interventions such as mental health counselling and coaching, a financial MOT, digital skills training, advice and job search help. Since 2018 we’ve successfully supported over 1,000 Northumberland residents get a positive outcome.
Bridge Northumberland is a partnership programme, bringing together 6 voluntary and community organisations and led by Northumberland County Council, with a wealth of experience and knowledge in supporting the hardest to reach in Northumberland.
Each partner brings unique interventions to support people to overcome barriers and achieve positive, life-changing outcomes. Our partners are:
• Northumberland Community & Voluntary Action (NCVA)
• Community Action Northumberland
• Citizens Advice Northumberland
• Cygnus Support
• Northern Learning Trust
• Northumberland County Council
How to make a referral
If you have a client who could benefit from our support it’s really easy to make a referral to us. We promise to get back to you or your client within 2-3 working days of receiving your referral form.
Easy online referral form
We have an online referral form on our website where you can quickly refer a client on their behalf, or they can refer themselves: www.bridgenorthumberland.org.uk/referrals
Resources to help promote our programme
We have leaflets aimed at clients which explain all about our programme. You can download PDFs below or get in touch with us and we can supply you with physical copies of leaflets.
We can also attend your events, give presentations to staff or potential clients (online or in person when permitted) to explain what we offer and how we can help.