GRID IN FOCUS: RISE Programme – The Zink Project

Posted on: 01 Apr 2020

The Zink Project runs the RISE Employability programme to support people in recovery into or closer to work. It involves one to one work coaching, focusing on the practical issues that prevent participants getting or keeping jobs as well as the behavioural aspects of getting a job, like gaining experience, skills and having the right attitude. To help with this, participants can undertake work experience in Buxton Community Café or High Peak Foodbank in Buxton, or at G52 in Gamesley. Work experience alongside work coaching means that individuals get a full package of support in one place.

For some people, a poor work history has hindered their progress into work. To overcome this, Zink have created microjobs; a job designed by participants themselves to improve skills, confidence and employability. This is a scheme unique to Zink. Analysis through The University of Sheffield showed how beneficial microjobs were in improving participants’ confidence in the labour market.

Zink has other support in place like a community café where participants can relax over a nourishing three course meal, get a free haircut and have access to alternative therapies. Zink Advice can help resolve issues related to housing, welfare or finances. Zink is a friendly place offering a holistic service, participants decide the rate at which they make progress and what they get involved in.

Contact: 01298 214926

Visit: www.zink.org.uk

Facebook: High Peak Foodbank

 

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