Horsham District Council, in partnership with Specialist Employment Training and Advice Services (SETAS), is delighted to now offer a new Work Information and Support Hub (WISH) for the Horsham District based in Storrington.
Since 2018 WISH has successfully operated three WISH hubs on a weekly basis in Billingshurst, Henfield and Southwater, helping more than 30 people find work and has been helping more than 70 people develop their employability skills. From September, WISH will open a new hubs in Storrington.
WISH clubs are employment support hubs and effectively provide the same type of support as the Council’s Journey to Work programme, but in a more social and group setting. The good thing about WISH is that anyone aged 18 and over can drop in to discuss their situation, in confidence, and be assured of a warm and sensitive reception from SETAS Co-ordinator Richard Brooks and his team.
Commenting on the introduction of the new WISH hubs, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke said:
“I am delighted that we are expanding the number of WISH employment hubs we have on offer across the District.
“The clubs have a proven success in getting local jobseekers back into the workplace and provide a welcoming environment to offer support in gaining key job hunting skills.
“I would encourage anyone who is currently out of work to come along to any of our clubs and take advantage of all the help that is available.”
Storrington Work Information and Support Club
The Storrington WISH club will be held at The Parish Hall, Thakeham Rd, RH20 3PP, Tuesday 10am to 1pm, 15 October to 19 November; 14 January to 18 February; 7 April to 12 May; 30 June to 28 July.
WISH provides the following services:
• Group work sessions, such as CV, letting writing and application form advice
• Connections with local employers and signposting to services across the district
• Workshops on interview skills, confidence and motivation building
• Free access to computers and internet, with on-hand support for those who need it
• Specialist one-to-one advice and guidance if required.
For more information and to register your interest in attending, you can email SETAS, call 07783 222956 or just drop in on the day. For more information, visit the SETAS website https://www.setas.org.uk/employment/wish-job-clubs-in-horsham-district/