Steve opens LHT's Walton HUB(October 11, 2012)
A new resource centre helping local people into employment has opened its doors in North Liverpool.
The Hub @ North Liverpool on Walton Road is a community facility where people can look for work and training opportunities. It also provides a free IT suite and a local jobs board promoting vacancies.
The Hub, which was officially opened by Steve Rotheram MP, is a partnership between Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) and the National Careers Service (NCS) with funding from the Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund.
Local organisations that run projects in North Liverpool are encouraged to refer people to the drop in sessions, where a National Careers Service Adviser will be available for 1-2-1 support. Local residents are also encouraged to drop in Monday – Friday between 9-5 to access the computer facilities as well as book their own 1-2-1 appointment with an adviser.
Helen Whitfield, 21, from Breck Road welcomed the new facility. Helen recently received help and financial support from LHT to start her DJing business 'Hel of a Sound'. She said: "Having this facility on the doorstep is just what the area needs. I would encourage others to use this centre so like me, they can access every opportunity to get into work."
Steve Rotheram MP, who helped launch the new facility said: “As the Member of Parliament for the Constituency with the fifth largest unemployment rate in the country, I welcome initiatives like LHT’S The Hub. Facilities like this are excellent in assisting the local community in finding work and I commend LHT for its support”
Ross Hemmings, LHT regeneration manager, said: “The Hub is a fantastic opportunity to tackle unemployment within North Liverpool, helping to boost access to opportunities for work and training in the area, making it a popular place to live and securing the future for the neighbourhood. Working together with the NCS, we can help local unemployed people land new jobs and broaden their work horizons through training and work placements.”
For further information visit: The Hub @ LHT North Liverpool, 211 Walton Road, Liverpool L4 4AJ or ring 0151 944 6170 to book an appointment with the National Careers Service.