Paddock Community Trust

Lifelong Learning and Support in Kirklees

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Right Steps to Work

Right Steps to Work is a voluntary programme that will help you develop skills, achieve your goals, and move towards and into work.

We deliver the programme throughout Kirklees.

Matching your skills to the right job 

We believe in supporting you to find the right job.

To do this we get to know you, your skills and ambitions. We will then help you to prepare for
work and make contact with local employers.

Help to develop your skills and confidence

Our support is individually tailored and can include:

  • Personal development – help to build your confidence, health and wellbeing.
  • Help with daily life – including advice on housing, childcare, money management, healthy eating and much more.
  • Help to manage health conditions and disability.
  • Training – from basic skills to IT, vocational and professional qualifications.
  • Access to benefits advice – to ensure you will be better off in work.

Help to move towards and into work.

Our support includes:

  • Job search – preparing CVs, applications and interview.
  • Access to computers, printers and photocopiers at our digital hub.
  • Work trials – so you can try out jobs and gain experience.
  • Advice on apprenticeships and self-employment.

Once you enter into work we will stay in regular contact with you for at least 13 weeks.

Am I eligible?

Right steps to Work can help you if you:

  • Have a history of substance misuse or are homeless.
  • Are an ex-offender.
  • Have a mental health issue or a learning difficulty, including autistic spectrum disorder or dyslexia.
  • Are from a black and ethnic minority background.
  • Are a young person – particularly if you are just leaving care.  
  • You must also meet one of the following:
  • Have been unemployed for over 26 weeks and be claiming Job Seekers Allowance / Universal Credit.
  • Be claiming Employment Support Allowance.
  • Be a lone parent claiming Income Support with a child aged one or over.

You will not be eligible for Right Steps to Work if you have been on the Work Programme in the past.

Paddock and our partners are delivering ‘Right Steps to Work’ on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, and the European Social Fund.
It is co-financed by the European Social Fund.