September 2019 saw the re-launch of the Ways2Wages service across Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

In Greater Manchester, we came together with key partners Get Oldham Working and Onward Homes to support a drop in centred around the community of Hollinwood to ensure local people could access the correct services helping them into training and employment opportunities.

To date we have had 26 positive interactions at the weekly drop in providing advice and support for people wanting to access and training. We hope to achieve some fantastic outcomes in the upcoming months linking people into the services they need. We are looking to hold a variety of courses from digital inclusion and safety to Level 1 IT skills and may more courses.

Working in partnership is key, we must ensure the services are all sending out the same message across Oldham about getting back into work and giving local people the opportunities and support to do this. Through Ways2Wages we are creating a pathway for people to access the right services giving them a higher chance at training for the right career, creating a more long term and sustainable outcome.