Referrals and Partners

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Do you work with people who need to get a foot-in-the-door at work? Are they homeless or at risk of homelessness, long-term employed, lone parents, ex-offenders, suffering from debt or have previous substance misuse issues? We know how much your clients rely on you to get them back on their feet – let us help you.

Partnering with Business in the Community’s Ready for Work programme provides access to national employers and a tried-and-tested model tailored for people facing multiple barriers to work. After completing Ready for Work, over 55% of participants gain employment of which nearly 78% sustain employment for three months or more.

Referring to Ready for Work

We work with around 165 referral agencies in 20 locations across the country. They range from charities and hostels to probation services and jobcentres.

Contact your local programme manager listed below to refer someone to the programme

Partnering with us

We work with Housing Associations, charities and local councils to deliver Ready for Work across the country.

Contact Nicola Burton to find out how you can partner with us to bring Ready for Work to your location.

Birmingham and Wolverhampton
Andreea Tudor

Lynne Flanagan

Anna Greenhalgh, Business in the Community Ireland

Greater Manchester
Chris Gopal
Gavin Clarke

Farhana Kauser

Mike Clifton

Alison Gibney

Anna Fahy

Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Gateshead, Sunderland
Val Chybowski, Changing Lives

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness
Chloe Shand
Elspeth Hendry

Related issues

Key contact

Jessica Rose
Campaigns Manager


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