Bridge is working to get people living in Northumberland

into or closer to employment…

Bridge can help you to remove barriers to work by helping you to improve your health and wellbeing, self confidence, self esteem, finance and employability skills.  We will improve your chances of accessing training, getting work experience or finding a job.

You can find more information on how we can help you here.

You will have your own dedicated Bridge worker who will work with you on a one to one basis and support you with your own personal action plan that is unique to your own individual needs.

Your issues can range from debt and financial hardship, not being confident with reading and writing, homelessness, domestic abuse, health issues including mental wellbeing, drug or alcohol problems  – and many more besides.

We also work with a wide range of partners and agencies who can provide specific support to help you move forward and overcome your barriers and challenges this could be anything from counselling, to a financial MOT or IT tutoring.

The Bridge Project brings together Partners and Agencies in Northumberland to improve peoples lives, create opportunities and make a positive contribution to Northumberland communities and the regional economy.  You can read more about the Bridge Partnership here.

Led by Northumberland County Council, Bridge are working with people who face the biggest barriers and challenges, no matter what, to connecting or reconnecting with education, training, volunteering and work.  Working together with a number of Partner organisations, each organisation has been handpicked to deliver the project based on their varied specialisms working with people and communities with financial issues, mental health issues, building employment skills, volunteering among many more…

The Bridge Project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.  The Bridge Project has received up to £3.4m of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme which is part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.  The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme.  Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.  You can read more about the fund here.