Let’s Get Working is an exciting social prescribing project which is led by Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA). SEK are delivering this project across Thanet, Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover, Hythe and Shepway. SCDA are delivering services across East Sussex, and Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) are operating across West Kent and Medway.
We provide intensive, personally tailored and ongoing practical support for disadvantaged people over the age of 16, who are not in work or training due to a disability or long-term physical health condition.
Participants are assigned a dedicated Community Connector who will work closely with them to help them take their next steps towards employment, volunteering, work placements or getting involved in their local community.
The project can offer support with:
- CV writing
- Job applications
- Cover letters
- Skills-based training
- Accessing volunteering opportunities
- Getting involved in the local community
- Meeting new people
- Preparing for the workplace
- Getting active
- Building self-confidence and self-esteem
We can also help participants to access other services they might need.
How do I get involved?
GP/Medical health team referral: Your GP or other health professional can help you to access this project. We aim to build effective relationships with health professionals to provide support for patients who feel they would benefit from this additional support in their lives. The project follows the principles of the social prescribing model, which offers help to people who, in addition to their medical needs, would also benefit from making other life changes.
Self-referral: Individuals can self-refer to the project. If you feel you would like to get involved or would wish to find out more about the project, please do get in touch.
Job Centre referral: You also can speak to your Job Centre Plus Work Coach about accessing the project. We are in regular communication with Job Centres across East Kent and are happy to receive referrals from Work Coaches on behalf of individuals who would benefit from accessing the project.
Contact the East Kent Team:
Jess Bartindale, Community Connector: covering Thanet – 07718 975 721
Ben Fair, Community Connector: covering Canterbury and Shepway – 07718 975 722
General office number: 01227 469 956 or email BBO@sekgroup.org.uk
This project is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund.
Call us on 01227 469972 if you live in East Kent. Otherwise, you will find the number you need to call below if you live in the other project areas.
In Newhaven call 01273 519112
In Hastings call 01424 400681
In Eastbourne call 01273 519112
In West Kent & Medway call 0808 1643521
Download our latest case study to read about how the Let’s Get Working project is positively impacting people in East Kent!