Bideford Work Club
Bideford Library New Road
The original Bideford Work Hub was set up in May 2018 to address a gap in provision for those looking for work in the Torridge area. Funded mainly by LiveWest and further supported by Bideford Bridge Trust, TDC and Libraries unlimited.
The Work Club steering group offers expertise and includes the following organisations; TTVS, learndevon, CSW, JCP and Alibere.
The service sees between 10 and 20 new and existing customers each week, and so far has helped 16 people into a range of jobs, from construction work to retail and admin jobs.
Service provided includes;
- Free, friendly, independent drop-in service
- Job Search
- Help with CVs and job applications
- Employer visits
- Mock interviews
- Signposting to IT and employability courses
- Volunteering and work experience opportunities
- Support and email account set up
- Support around Universal Credit
Work Club Coordinator, has said the service was about more than just helping people to get a job.
“It’s about breaking down the barriers people have, whether that’s a mental health issue, fear, lack of confidence, illness, or they have been long-term unemployed. “We can help with all sorts of things from helping with CVs and cover letters, to mock interview".