Offploy is pleased to announce that they will be delivering a DWP programme to help 70 individuals with criminal convictions move closer to employment across Yorkshire and the Humber.
The programme, to be delivered in Scarborough, Hull and East Riding and Grimsby will see candidates move significantly closer to employment over four weeks aided by a dedicated Offploy peer-mentor who has also been through the process themselves.
The purpose of the programme is to support claimants of universal credit with criminal convictions to increase their confidence and skills when it comes to disclosing their past to employers in order to achieve sustainable employment.
On finding out the news that Offploy would be delivering this programme, Jacob Hill, Managing Director of Offploy stated:
“We believe employment is a key part of reducing reoffending and making our society safer. This support from the DWP shows their commitment to fund peer-led services and see that their customers receive tailored support regardless of their past…
…We will support a minimum of 70 individuals across the Yorkshire and Humber region to overcome barriers faced when searching for jobs. We will help them sustain employment and we will work to make our society safer as a result of this great partnership.”
The employment market has taken a significant hit since COVID-19, which has led to an increased need for Offploy’s services.
On finding out that Offploy would be delivering these services across Yorkshire and the Humber, Karla, Employment Advisor from the Department of Work and Pensions said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Offploy to support our customers with an offending history move closer to the labour market.”
The service will start working with claimants in September 2020 and aims to support a minimum of 70 individuals to March 2021. You can follow the story at www.offploy.org