Barbara Keeley MP


Barbara welcomes extra cash to help long-term unemployed people back into work

CLGBarbara has today welcomed news that the Government is giving an extra £836,000 of funding to tackle long-term unemployment in Salford.

The extra cash will come from further investment in the Working Neighbourhoods Fund, which helps councils develop innovative ways to tackle unemployment and boost the skill levels of people who have been unemployed for some time.

Barbara said:

“This is good news – it means extra help for the people in Salford who need it the most. The money will help support local people who have been unemployed for some time to get back into work.

“Tackling long-term unemployment is not easy. Some people have complex circumstances or they face particular challenges when they are looking for a job. Salford Council will now be able to use this money to break through barriers to employment, by working to offer more support to local organisations like the Primary Care Trust, Citizens Advice Bureaux, local JobCentre Plus offices and social landlords.”

More information can be found at the Department for Communities and Local Government website.

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