West Somerset has been allocated some funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to help address a number of concerns centred on social mobility.
West Somerset Council is working alongside Somerset County Council, as well as a range of other organisations, to pinpoint how this funding could be used to make sure the right support is available.
The project is particularly keen to understand the barriers that prevent women from accessing jobs and learning opportunities in and around West Somerset; and the type of support women would like to see made available so they can make the most of what’s on offer.
Over the next few weeks a number of information gathering sessions will take place across West Somerset to give women the chance to have their say on what they need to help them into work and/or training.
Those interested are being encouraged to attend a drop in session where they will also be able to voice their views and help influence the types of activities they would like to see to further their hopes of employment and/or training.
The session are as follows:
Wednesday 2 May 9.30am-12 noon at The Greyhound Inn, Stogursey, TA5 1QR.
Tuesday 8 May 9.30am-12.30pm at Williton Children’s Centre, TA4 4QA.
Tuesday 8 May 1.30pm-3pm at Watchet Community Centre, TA23 OTE.
Wednesday 9 May 10.30am-12.30pm at Alcombe Children’s Centre, TA24 5EB.
Tuesday 15 May 1pm-3pm at Williton Children’s Centre, TA4 4QA.
Wednesday 16 May 9.30am-12 noon at The Greyhound Inn, Stogursey, TA5 1QR.
Thursday 7 June 10am-12.30pm Dulverton Library, Dulverton, TA22 9EX.
The survey closes on Friday 11 May. It should take no more than five minutes to complete. Those wanting a paper copy should get in touch with Employment and Shills Officer Emily Wishart at West Somerset Council on 07881218669.
All participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 book token if happy to provide their contact details