PRIME Cymru have launched PRIME People Plus, a project which covers Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Swansea.
The new project is aimed at mature people, who are either long term unemployed (12 months plus) or economically inactive. PRIME People Plus will be providing free one to one support and guidance from dedicated staff to help participants take the first steps towards finding employment, relevant volunteering or training opportunities or setting up in business.
We can offer a range of services to people taking part including: FREE 1-2-1 support to gain confidence and increase motivation, basic computer skills, how to create a good C.V., interview techniques and employability skills, support to move into volunteering or further learning/education, and self-employment mentoring to set up a new business.
‘I was introduced to the Development Officer from PRIME Cymru by the Community Connectors run by my local council. I suffer from bipolar and with my anxiety, I didn’t even feel like leaving my home some days. Through working with my Development Officer over the weeks and months I found my confidence had improved and I wanted to start doing more for the community. We discussed a number of charities that I would like to support and PRIME Cymru contacted them and arranged for me to volunteer with them. I have helped collect money for Noah’s Ark, Cancer research, Dementia, and Help4Wales so far and am looking for more charities that are close to my heart. Without support from PRIME Cymru I honestly don’t think I would have been able to have achieved what I have with my charity work.’
Anonymous, supported by PRIME Cymru.
The PRIME People Plus project is supported by the Active Inclusion Fund managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) supported by funding from European Structural Funds. This Project has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, to help improve the lives of people and communities in Wales by raising skills and helping people into work.