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Northumberland Community & Voluntary Action

The service

As a project partner, our role is to supply essential Key workers who are qualified and experienced in assisting individuals facing multiple barriers and complex challenges. These Key workers will deliver comprehensive, person-centred support tailored to the unique needs of economically inactive individuals, fostering progress towards positive outcomes throughout the project.

Operating flexibly throughout Northumberland County, they will offer one-on-one services in local communities to eliminate financial and social obstacles hindering access to support. Key workers will establish strong connections with individuals, providing consistent one-on-one and intensive wrap-around support to facilitate their journey towards improved circumstances.

About NCVA

Northumberland Community and Voluntary Action (NCVA) champions volunteering and voluntary organisations. We help people get organised to work in the community and for the community.

Since 1995 NCVA has been working to improve the employment prospects and help develop the skills of people in Northumberland. More than 3000 people have been helped by the award-winning programmes we have run or led. We have been a core delivery partner on Bridge Northumberland since 2016, project managing Bridge Northumberland since March 2020.

As a partner on this project, we will provide the fundamental Key worker roles. Key workers will be appropriately qualified and experienced in working with individuals with multiple barriers and complex needs. The Key worker will provide holistic, person centred and needs-led support for Economically Inactive individuals to encourage and support them to move closer to positive outcomes throughout the project. Key workers will be agile across Northumberland County, offering one to one services in local communities to remove the financial and social barriers to accessing support. Key workers will develop strong rapport with individuals providing regular one to one and intensive wrap-around support.

Other partners

Blyth Resource and Initiative Centre

Community Action Northumberland

Citizens Advice Northumberland

Cygnus Support

Northern Learning Trust