On Friday 13th July, Norwich For Job welcomed Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work to Norwich, where she learned first-hand how the project is supporting young people with disabilities become job-ready.
The Norwich for Jobs Project was proud to explain to Sarah Newton how we have been supporting young people aged 18-24 with a variety of mild to moderate physically and mental health conditions take steps to become job-ready. The Project has supported them through a series of measures, including our Monday Club, where young people can meet with staff and receive one-to-one support and take part in confidence-building exercises. The Project also supports young people into work-tasters and work experience placements with employers who have volunteered to work with us to help young people with disabilities.
Sarah Newton MP said: “It was great to meet the team in Norwich. I was impressed by the Norwich For Jobs Project and thank Chloe for founding it and all who have worked so hard to help young people into work.
“Now, we have record employment, but there is still more to do. I want to help people with disabilities or health conditions into jobs. There is lots of support available, and I call on Norwich employers to be confident and create opportunities.”
Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North and Founder and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Project, said: “Norwich For Jobs is all about our city’s young people and our city’s opportunities. We help young people into work, and match up talent regardless of disability or conditions. Everyone has dreams, and every firm needs talent - so we call on Norwich employers to consider if you could create an opportunity.
“The Norwich For Jobs Project gets results for amazing Norwich people and employers of all shapes and sizes. I would urge anyone who would like to get involved with the project to get in touch with us via our website.”