The Tees Valley Routes to Work program has been extended for another year due to its success in its first three years. The program will now offer support to unemployed people across the region until 31st March 2022.
Routes to Work can now be used as one point of contact for referrers to find out what support is needed and signpost to another provider if needed. It can also offer a brief intervention to those not requiring a full program of support who are looking for general information, advice, and guidance.
As part of this extension Routes to Work can now support people aged 16+ with sign-posting, information, advice, and guidance, and Routes to Work full support if there is no other provision they can access. This change in criteria means more people can access the service, bridging gaps in the existing support, ensuring everyone can receive the help they need to get into employment.