The Big Help Project is offering free IT skills training and employment support for local, unemployed people in Kirkby. Include-IT Mersey is an exciting new project jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund as part of its 2014-2020 Building Better Opportunities Programme.
The project provides a personalised package of support to digitally excluded residents of the Liverpool City Region that are out of work to help improve their IT and online skills, confidence in using and practical access to digital technologies and, ultimately, support them towards and into employment.
The Big Help is delivering the project in the heart of Kirby, with support available free each week in the Northwood Community Centre. Support is available to adults of all ages, especially those aged 45 and over.
The wider project is being delivered by a partnership of 23* not-for-profit and public sector partners spanning the six boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Halton and Wirral, with specific target areas in each borough.
Led by Sefton CVS, in collaboration with VOLA Consortium members, local Housing Associations and Local Authorities, this innovative multi-agency partnership is founded on partners that really care about their local communities. It will ensure that those in need of support to help develop their IT skills, access to online services and digital technologies will receive the best possible service, whatever their starting point. In addition to IT skills development, assistance will include employability and personal skills development to support people into or closer to employment.
For more information about the Big Help’s delivery of Include-IT Mersey, please contact our IT/Employability Skills Case Workers: