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West Of England Works

The West Of England Works project is an exciting partnership which aims to help unemployed and economically inactive 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. Between them our partners have specialist skills in working with those from a BME background, NEETS, carers, ex-offenders, those with disabilities or long term health issues and those with a history of substance misuse.

The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, and has received £11 million of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.

About the service

DHI is part of the exciting West of England Works project led by Weston College, with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.

Employment and Skills Workers at DHI have a commitment to support unemployed and economically inactive people across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire in achieving positive change, enabling them to overcome multiple barriers to employment, education and training.

How we help

Employment and Skills Workers at DHI facilitate independence, supporting people on the journey to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve goals. Participants in the project will be offered a personalised action plan that utilises solution-focused and strengths-based approaches. Examples of the support on offer include:

  • Exploring relevant educational or training opportunities
  • Advice about funding training and education courses
  • Help to identify and address barriers to achieving employment, education or training-related goals, including signposting to other organisations where appropriate
  • Confidence building
  • Support around CV writing
  • Help with job searches
  • Interview preparation

Accessing the service in Bath & North East Somerset


01225 478730



Accessing the service in Bristol


0117 440 0540

Accessing the service in South Gloucestershire


0800 073 3011

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