Who are the people who struggle most to find employment?

Health for All/Leeds City Council consultation on why some people in South Leeds might find it harder to get jobs than others.

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Who are the people who struggle most to find employment? What are the things that get in their way? Health for All and Leeds City Council are engaged in a consultation to find out more about why some people in South Leeds might find it harder to get jobs than others. The information gained will inform a Local Development Strategy which will be submitted at the end of August in a bid for European funds to address some of the issues identified. To keep things simple, we have a small number of questions:

 

In South Leeds we are making a bid to help local people who find it hardest to get into employment—giving help to those who need it most…..

  • We need you to tell us who you think those people are.

 

The money available is about £500,000 per year for five years, so there is a limit to how much we can do with it. But we want to make it matter…..

  • We need you to tell us what you think should be the priorities; what should we do first? What support do you think should be available for people struggling most to find work?

 

We really want to hear from people who are finding is hard to get into work….

  • What is it that stops you getting into employment? Are there differences between the barriers for young people and the barriers for older adults?

 

Have you thought about self-employment or starting your own business?

  • Why didn’t you do it? What might have helped you do it?

 

  • If there was one thing that you could do to get more South Leeds people into employment, what would it be?

 

If you can answer any of these questions, please email your answers to Rachel.Vernelle@healthforall.org.uk or Beth.Logan@leeds.gov.uk Responses can be from organisations or individuals. The latest date that we can accept replies will be Friday 8th July 2016.