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Just Works

24/01/2017

The Cathedral Archer Project is happy to announce the launch of a new pilot project, Just Works!

 

The idea behind Just Works is that it will provide a ‘stepping stone’, providing valuable experience of the workplace for our service users while also keeping in place the support structures of the main Archer Project.  The Just Works team, made up of Archer Project service users who have been with then Archer Project for a while but have yet to make the leap to employment, will have the chance to learn about employment opportunities and cultivate new skills in a safe, supportive environment.

The group has recently completed their first contract, producing promotional badges designed by local artist Ian Anderson for Sheffield firm Evolution Print, who have been long-time supporters of the work we do here at the Archer Project, but the possibilities for future projects are literally endless, with printing, PAT testing and taking on cleaning contracts being just three of the possibilities being explored.

“This is a really exciting development for us“ said our Just Works coordinator Terry Murphy “To our knowledge, nothing like this has been attempted before, so we’re making a leap into the unknown. What we’re hoping is that Just Works will be a step between the project and a fulfilling, sustainable life away from homelessness for our service users.”

Although it’s still in its early stages, the feedback we’ve had from our service users involved in Just Works has been really encouraging, and we’re really hopeful that, after the 6 month pilot, Just Works will become a permanent part of the services we offer to Sheffield’s homeless community. If you’d like to find out more about Just Works, please email danny.magill@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk.

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