Belfast Works and Community Family Support Team are continuing to provide services for both current and new clients.  
Due to Covid-19, we will not be meeting clients and will not be open at Skainos, but we will continue to support clients and can communicate by phone or email.  
For further information, please contact us at 07955 528220 or, if you are a new client, you can register your interest by completing the ‘contact us’ form below. 
EMPLOYABILITY AT EAST BELFAST MISSION 
The Employability Team at East Belfast Mission delivers two programmes: the Belfast Works Project, and the Community Family Support Programme. Both are funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy. The Belfast Works Programme also receives funding from Belfast City Council, T:buc and Urban Villages. 
Belfast Works is a Belfast City-wide project which seeks to address the issue of long-term unemployment by supporting those most removed from the job market. Belfast Works at East Belfast Mission is run in partnership with Ashton Community Centre (Lead Partner), GEMS NI, Job Assist Centre Greater Shankill, and Job Assist Centre West Belfast.  
 
Belfast Works is a voluntary, client-centred programme offering: 
Employment mentoring 
Parallel Support Wellbeing coaching 
Free industry related training 
A link to real jobs through the Employer Liaison Service 
 
Getting involved 
Employability Mentors provide one-to-one support to clients in East Belfast Mission and in Outreach Centres across East Belfast. Mentors have years of experience in providing advice and guidance on education, training and careers, and work alongside clients to offer the support they need to progress into employment. 
You can get help with job searching, preparing a CV, completing application forms, and accessing training 
 
Parallel Support 
Wellbeing coaches work alongside employment mentors to provide client-centred support to empower clients to make positive changes, address barriers and maximise their potential. 
 
Call in, or contact us on 07955 528220 for more information or to arrange an appointment with a Belfast Works Mentor. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outreach Centres 
Belfast Works Employability Mentors are available each week at various outreach centres for client appointments and to facilitate training courses. 
Check with your local centre for details or phone Belfast Works at 028 9045 8560 (ext 1). 
 
Short Strand Community Centre 
Greenway Women's Centre 
Ballybeen Women's Centre 
Dee Street Community Centre 
Tullycarnet Community Centre 
Cregagh Community Centre 
Ballybeen Women's Centre 
Braniel Community Centre 
 
You can also talk to an Employability Mentor at Holywood Road and Knockbreda Jobs and Benefits Offices. Check with your local JBO for days and times when you can meet with a mentor, or phone the Belfast Works team at EBM. 
 
Follow us on EBM's social media sites to keep up to date with current training opportunities, or click on the link to see the range of courses provided. 
Participants are able to undertake a range of training. Courses offered include: 
 
Level 1 Health and Social Care 
IT: Word Processing 
 
Level 1 Business Administration 
IT: Spreadsheets  
 
Level 1 Personal Development  
Basic IT 
 
Level 1 Hospitality 
ECDL 
 
Level 1 Childcare 
Essentials Skills Literacy 
 
Level 1 Travel and Tourism 
Essential Skills Numeracy  
 
Level 1 Retail 
Essential Skills ICT 
From time to time, we offer training academies to clients where a clear route to employment can be achieved on successful completion. These have included Hospitality, Construction, Customer Care and Health and Social Care. 
To be eligible to register with the Belfast Works Programme, clients must be: 
resident in the Belfast area 
unemployed or working less than 16 hours/week 
eligible to work in the UK 
Family Support 
The Community Family Support Programme is a Belfast City wide partnership led by the Upper Springfield Development Trust. Family Support Workers at EBM deliver the programme in East Belfast. 
 
We offer a varied programme of support to families to help you reach your full potential in areas such as employment, education and lifestyle. The programme is designed to meet the needs of your family and could include: 
Help to improve household routines 
Understanding children's behaviour 
Parenting Skills 
Improving self-confidence and motivation 
Money management training 
Signposting to local community activities 
Preparing for employment - help with CVS, interviews skills, completing application forms 
 
CFSP also facilitates family fun days, coffee mornings and drop ins. 
 
For more information please call 028 9045 8560 and ask for Lee-Ann or Lisa. 
 
 
For people registered on the Community Family Support Programme, training is available in the following subjects: 
Essential Skills 
Level 1 Health and Social Care 
Level 1 Personal Development 
Understanding Children's Behaviour 
Steps to Excellence 
Employability 
Basic IT 
Cook it! Fun, fast food for less 
To be eligible for the Community and Family Support Programme you must: 
Live in East Belfast 
Either you or a member of your family should be over 16 years old and not be in employment, education or training. 
 
CONTACT US 
 
Belfast Works Mentors and CFSP staff are available to help clients with all aspects of job searching. 
Mock interviews can be arranged to build confidence and improve your chances of  
successfully moving into employment. 
 
Contact the Employability Team using the form opposite or on 028 9045 8560  
for further information or to make an appointment. 
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