The MILE in Herts project
MILE being the acronym for Money Information for better Living and Employment.
MILE is one of three Building Better Opportunities (BBO) projects and focuses on barriers to employment, particularly where the management of personal finances is problematic. MILE covers residents in Hertfordshire.
The BBO programme is funded jointly by The Big Lottery with match funding from the European Social Fund. The joint funders have granted Hertfordshire County Council £5.5 million to help boost skills for residents across the county. It aims to tackle the root causes of poverty and unemployment, such as physical and mental health issues, debt, long periods out of the workplace, addiction and much more.
BBO brings together public, private and voluntary organisations to create one of the biggest partnerships in the county. The three strands of the programme are STRIVE in Hertfordshire (Barriers to Employment); MILE in Hertfordshire (Financial Confidence) and Youth Futures (Young People).
Any resident of Hertfordshire who has the right to work in the UK, but is currently not in work of any kind can apply to the project. All those taking part will receive intensive one-to-one support to understand and address their barriers to learning and employment. They will be offered skills to help them get to grips with their finances, secure work experience placements, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships and all types of employment.
The aim is to engage those with complex barriers to employment and support them into sustained employment, volunteering or education.
For more information please contact the MILE team:
Tel: 01992 556183