Communities for Work
Communities for Work aims to tackle poverty through sustainable employment.
Created by the Welsh Government to look at the most deprived areas, the programme focus on reducing the number of people aged 16-24 who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) and increasing the employability of economically inactive and long term unemployed adults who have complex barriers to employment.
Communities for Work Plus
Communities for Work Plus will provide the infrastructure to support the ongoing delivery of Communities for Work. It will take forward the learning from the Lift Programme, and enable Lead Delivery Bodies to enhance their employment focused support for those, often with complex barriers, who are furthest from the labour market.
The programme will support individuals who are in, or at risk of poverty, consistent with the obligations under the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales Act).
The programme will also look to provide support for participants who fall outside the currently tightly defined geographical boundaries and eligibility criteria of Communities for Work and other ESF (European Social Fund) programmes.