Business Action on Homelessness
Ready for Work
Job Support Network
BAOH is an organisation dedicated to help people who have been homeless for any reason; to find work.
The ‘Ready to Work’ programme, managed by BAOH is designed for this. Through various workshops and work placements candidates are encouraged to seek gainful employment.
The dedicated and friendly team monitor clients throughout their course and make job-hunting a positive experience. About half the potential job candidates find work.
A range of local companies endorse the scheme including, The Hilton and BHCC.
Bunty Dann the BAOH Manager said: “When everyone puts in the effort, takes a chance and makes a commitment, it is a win-win situation for we all gain-the person, the hostel agencies, the local authority and our city as a whole”
There are referrals from Firm Foundations, at BHT who come to the Action Reviews
The Job Support Network , meets on the Third Wednesday of every month. There is a chance to catch-up with others on the course and a salad meal is provided.
The evening starts with a coffee and greetings, then there is a short exercise
programme to encourage the circulation and mental-well being. This is followed by a short talk from a relevant organisation such as ‘ Creative Futures’.
Work breakdown follows with persons contributing their recent work experiences whether positive or negative. The meal follows and a lively discussion often takes place.
For attending on a regular basis at least three times, a prize of cinema tickets to The Duke of Yorks Cinema is given…
Thankyou Emma, Bunty and Pip.
Pip Barnes Coordinator-BAOH
62-63 Old Steine
BAOH landline (01273) 291736/291737 BAOH mobile 07909 913858
By John G. Scott Dip.Comm