North Lanarkshire’s Working offers a wide variety of services; including our ‘arms length’ organisation Routes to Work and the additional range of support from North Lanarkshire Council. Our aim is to provide as much help and support as possible to local people looking to get into the workplace.
This service provides money advice, financial education and income maximisation to people impacted by debt.
With this project we aim to enable people to make more informed choices, and to better understand their financial position and the options available to them.
We will provide you with a financial health check, which together with the production of a personalised budget planner, referral to a local credit union ensures that you can better understand and make use of your maximised income.
To access this service call 01698 274690.
We work with our partners at Routes to Work to provide an individually tailored service to support you on your journey into sustainable employment. We offer support and services that will help you face challenges such as childcare, CV writing, confidence building, assisting with application forms, and interview preparation.
For those not quite ready to move into employment, we have plenty of tools and support from our specialist teams and external partners that will ensure you get the assistance you need to move in the direction you want to be heading in.
We help people of all ages no matter what their circumstances are. We get to know you and create a personally tailored plan to help you build on skills that you may already have.
The Routes to Work Skills team offer various training opportunities including; Confidence Building and developing a positive mental attitude, and a range of employability led courses such as; Interview Techniques, CV Workshops, Basic IT and Communication Skills. Sector specific training is also available including; Retail, Call Centre, Hospitality, Social Care, and Customer Service. Training can be tailor made to suit your needs.
Our childcare caseworkers provide advice and guidance on the various types of childcare options available; they can help find the right childcare service to suit your time requirements for training and employment, and offer financial support towards initial costs.
Part of the role of the childcare caseworker is to establish a network of approved childminders, nurseries and out-of-school provisions to ensure that the childcare we recommend is appropriate to each client. We act as a link between you and the childcare provider, organising a settling in visit and ensuring everything is in place.
When the time comes for you to start a job, we will provide in-work support to ensure you are settling in okay. This continued support helps sustain meaningful employment by offering advice and guidance on probationary periods, contracts, tax credits, in-work benefits, and by supporting you to move jobs and progress your career.