Mar 30 2014

CAP Job Club Celebrates First Birthday


Today volunteers in South Harrow are celebrating a year of helping local people step back into employment.

Trained members of St Pauls Church launched the job club in March 2013 in partnership with national charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP). They have been working hard to help equip local jobseekers with the tools and confidence they need to find that elusive paid role and in just 12 months, have helped 23 local people in their search and four people find paid work.

Job Clubs Manager Ruth Dowsett said: “Facing long-term unemployment is incredibly tough and can feel very lonely. Our club offers members practical help with their job search, but they also find the support and encouragement of a community of people in similar situations who understand what they are going through.”

She added: “Some people come to us hoping to brush up their CV or interview technique, others have lost hope and need some direction. For example one lady who had been out of work for 14 years, said talking and sharing about her week each Monday improved her self esteem and helped her gain greater confidence again. Whatever the situation we work together to find solutions.”

The club is completely free and runs weekly on Mondays from 9.45am – 12.30pm in St Paul’s Church, Corbins Lane. It offers a combination of one-to-one consultations, group support and an eight-week course which that cover topics such as identifying strengths, CV writing and interview techniques.

The next Steps to Employment course begins on Monday 12 May 2014. To find out more call Ruth Dowsett on 07887364123 or visit www.capjobclubs.org


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  1. sonoo malkani

    Excellent initiative benefitting out of work local citizens.Very heartening to read these success stories and wish even more for this wonderful club.

    We could do with many more like these.Doing something meaningful for your fellowman is so much better than wasting this human birth in nastiness,name calling. and undignified behaviour.

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