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Featured Project: West of England Works

West of England Works is one of the many projects we run at the Greenway Centre. This free service helps people overcome barriers to paid or voluntary work with long-term practical and emotional support.

  • Understand Your Barriers – We’ll work with you to understand and address the varied barriers you might face on your journey.
  • Get Personalised Support – Support you receive will be based on your needs and goals. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all service.
  • Develop Your Skills – You’ll have opportunities to explore your interests, boost your confidence and gain skills in areas relevant to you.
  • Reach Your Goals – We’ll be with you every step of the way to put your plan into action and help you move towards education, employment or self-improvement.

Find out more about the project by watching our video below:

Getting Support

To be eligible for support, you must be long-term unemployed (receiving ESA, JSA for at least 12 months or receiving no benefits at all), live in Bristol and have the right to live and work in the UK.

Please email westofenglandworks@southmead.org for more information or phone the Greenway Centre reception on 0117 950 3335 and ask about West of England Works.

Alternatively, fill in this short form with your details and we’ll be in touch.

About the Project

The West Of England Works project is an exciting partnership which aims to help unemployed people in the West of England find employment.

Led by Weston College, the partnership includes a range of voluntary and community organisations based in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset. It will support at least 1537 young people and adults into gaining employment through a community-based support programme.

The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, and has received £6 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.