|New LEMIS Project is Helping Long Term Unemployed Get Back Into Work|
02 February 2012
LEMIS is an initiative designed to help unemployed people in the community overcome those issues that may be preventing them from finding and keeping a job.
Kate Russell, LEMIS Job Mentor with People 1st stated, “The aim of the service is to provide people with support and guidance, helping them gain new skills with the aim of finding employment. The service provided is person centred, flexible and puts the needs of the client first. It is one-to-one, confidential and can be used on a voluntary basis and it will not affect any benefits received.
People 1st is delivering this service in Rathfriland and the surrounding area. They can offer assistance in finding employment opportunities and give guidance with CVs, application forms, job searching, confidence building and signposting. They also offer the opportunity of short training that may enhance a person’s job prospects.
The service also provides support for people who have additional barriers in areas such as drug and alcohol misuse, ex-offenders, ex-prisoners and homelessness.”
Council Enterprise Development Officer, Elaine McAlinden said, “The new LEMIS outreach service based in Rathfriland Community Centre is aimed at people who are long-term unemployed. This service will be operating every Wednesday from 3.30pm to 5pm. We are delighted that People 1st has offered to take this outreach service to Rathfriland and we would encourage any interested individuals to get in touch with People 1st directly.”
Service provision is subject to eligibility criteria and booking appointments are essential.
If you would like further information on this service contact Kate Russell on 028 3082 5535 or Lara Downey on 028 4066 9855 or visit the website www.people1st.co.uk