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Council collaborates with local charity to support women back into work

MK Council has partnered with Works For Us, a local charity supporting women into work whose jobs have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MKC is investing over £26,000 in the Women and Work development programme to help women who have recently lost their job, are at risk of redundancy or are looking to get back into work after a career break.


The courses are designed to help participants find roles that suit them, with support available on CV preparation, job applications and interviews. Works For Us also provides mobile tablets and internet packages for those with limited access to devices and the web.


Those interested in applying should visit www.worksforus.org.uk.


The Works For Us programme is just one of the projects in the Council’s £2.25m economic recovery plan, with over 900 people and 600 businesses benefiting so far. MK Council is investing a further £223,560 in specific programmes aimed at supporting women into work who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Research suggests that women are almost twice as more likely as men to lose their jobs through the COVID-19 crisis


Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture, Cllr Carole Baume said: “This programme is just one of the ways we’re helping women regain their confidence and find work that’s right for them. Our economic recovery plan specifically supports people who have been badly affected by the pandemic, so they can fulfil their potential. If you feel you could benefit from this, please get in touch so we can help.”

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