We know that there is a disproportionate lack of support for coalfield communities when it comes to knowledge and guidance and that is why we work with partners to redirect resource into the coalfields.
Providing practical help and support means that we can encourage residents to build their knowledge, which in turn can make them more employable. We also have trained specialists at the Coalfields Regeneration Trust that can offer direct support and guidance, so that we can make a real and lasting difference to those we work with.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has announced the appointment of Louise Jackson who will join the team as Community Employment and Enterprise Coach.
Having worked in the third sector for more than a decade, Louise will provide employment and skills support to residents in South Yorkshire with a particular focus on the Dearne Valley. Becoming a mentor, she will support individuals that are out of work to overcome barriers to employment and help them realise their aspirations.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting former mining communities, has launched a new programme, Communities that Work, which it will use to meet with the diverse range of challenges faced by the 5.5m people living in the coalfields.