Paddock Community Trust

Lifelong Learning and Support in Kirklees

Outreach: Home

Works Better


Main Logo

Works Better is not like other ‘into-work’ programmes. We help people who want to get into work overcome the barriers that are stopping them, and we support employers with suitable vacancies to access this source of committed future employees.

We do this across all of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield which means that we have lots of people and vacancies to bring together.

Works Better in Kirklees is delivered by the Fusion Paddock Partnership and Kirklees Council.

Our job is to get you ‘work ready’ and that will mean something slightly different for everyone we help. We all have barriers that stop us doing things – and in the case of getting a job it could be childcare issues, low confidence, or a lack of basic IT skills. Our experienced team will create a unique programme for you that maximises your potential and gets you back into work.

As well as helping you, we also have a Works Better Jobs Team who are working with local businesses and sourcing vacancies for people returning to work. Not every job is suitable, we look to work with employers who see the benefit of employing someone returning to work.

The project is receiving up to £2,875,709.00 of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit