Let's Get Working - DELIVERY NOW CLOSED
Please keep an eye on these pages for the final project reports!
Let’s Get Working is an exciting social prescribing project which is led by Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA). SEK is 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:
"My life has completely turned around thanks to the never-ending support from Social Enterprise Kent"
"My Community Connector has been an extraordinary pioneer to me, supporting me to become more active in job searching"
"The support I have received from the Let’s Get Working project has restored my pride and self-worth as well as my faith in the local community"
This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.
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
Re-Entry Anxiety Support
As we all look to return to the "new normal" it is natural to feel anxiety as you look to not only return to work but also meet friends, go shopping or take part in training courses. There’s even a new name for these concerns: Re-Entry Anxiety. For many of us, social isolation can increase our anxiety and make existing mental health conditions worse. Social Enterprise Kent has responded to this by introducing a bespoke programme to support people with this. The programme includes:
- Staying Safe during COVID
- Planning for Public Transport
- Managing your news feed
- Worries: Learning what you can and can't control
- Understanding how businesses are keeping you safe
- Tailored Action Planning
This support is available as part of all Social Enterprise Kent employability projects.