Support for Adults Seeking Work in Scarborough

The Futureworks NY team

Futureworks NY of Scarborough is offering support to adults as the local economy continues to recover from three national lockdowns and Covid-19 restrictions, it has been revealed.

Action Towards Inclusion (ATI) is an initiative offered by Futureworks NY and is a programme funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. The ATI aim is to bridge the gap for adults aged 19 years of age and older as they seek work yet lack the confidence and skills required in the workplace.

Michelle Padron-Kitching, co-founder of Futureworks NY, said: “The ATI initiative provides a vital step in building a positive future for adults in the Scarborough area. The ATI is an extension measure and is fully supported by member of the Futureworks team. It includes a programme of workshop experiences that provide multiple skills that can be used in numerous workplace situations.”

The service is open to those seeking work and can be joined at any time. The workshops take place at the retail outlet Furniture Works in St Thomas Street, on Mondays and Tuesdays for eight weeks, taught by skilled and qualified Futureworks NY team members.

Sarah Thornton, the other co-founder Futureworks NY, said: “It has been a very difficult year for all of us, and it has really affected job seekers. The overall aim of the workshop is to give participants confidence and experience that will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities in employment. The ATI initiative also gives those involved a chance to meet new people and be supported throughout the course.

Futureworks NY is a Community Interest Company founded in 2012. It is a not-for-profit organisation that helps local learners from school age upwards, enabling them to acquire life skills, confidence, practical skills and some qualifications in an environment that suits their individual requirements.

Futureworks NY has a learning space in The Street, Scarborough, and its core values include compassion and integrity.

Their retail outlet, Furniture Works, is based at 39 St Thomas Street and opened in autumn 2020. The premises include a retail unit to the front and a spacious workshop to the rear.

All courses are subject to Covid-Secure measures for the health and safety of all those involved.