Routes project

Routes project

Routes is funded by Building Better Opportunities, a joint programme between the European Social Fund and Big Lottery.









About Routes

Routes offers free, one-to-one personalised support to help people on their journey into employment.

Project services include intensive internship placements, community learning opportunities and employability focused information and advice.


Collaborative expertise. Local impact.

The project takes a community development approach to supporting people towards work, with a focus on reaching clients who are long-term unemployed, economically inactive and have multiple-barriers to employment.

Our work builds in existing community activity and brings together the benefits of shared learning and partnership expertise to have maximum impact.

The project runs until February 2019 and will work with 240 people through four delivery partners. This timeframe gives us an opportunity  to make a real difference, providing new and much needed services for individuals who might find it hard to access support for reasons including health, social, geographical and financial.


Needs led one-to-one support. Creating better opportunities.

Routes offers a high-quality, confidential service that is focused on respecting individual needs, overcoming barriers to employment and increasing employment opportunities.

We take a positive, friendly and person-centred approach to working in local communities, and our dedicated Routes advisers will build long-term relationships to nurture participants every step of the way.

Our vision is that a ‘bottom-up’ approach, and the relationships we build with participants along the way, will create a legacy that embeds this kind of person-centred support into communities beyond the end of the project.


Who we are

Routes is led by us, in collaboration with four delivery partners: The Hangleton & Knoll Project, Whitehawk Inn, The Bridge, Workers’ Educational Association.


Help us spread the word

Get in touch with us to find out more about helping to promote Routes locally and making referrals or recommendations to the project. Get in touch with our Routes Project Co-ordinator, Jayne Ross, on or 01273 234023 or 07921 466035