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Help for Adults


We deliver a number of programmes across South Hampshire to support Adults towards and into sustained employment. Not all programmes are delivered in all of our centres. For more information about a particular programme please get in touch.

Solent Jobs Programme

Provides integrated health and employment support to anyone with a recognised health condition who has been out of work for at least 2 years, or less for people in receipt of ESA – supporting them to progress in to sustained employment. 

  • Voluntary Programme
  • 1:1 support in all aspects of looking for work
  • Transitional Employment Programme (paid work placements) to get back to work
  • Ongoing support for 12 months

Work Programme

Support for long term unemployed people for up to 2 years which includes a range of support programmes such as CV building, motivation and confidence building workshops, work tasters and volunteering.

  • 1:1 support from a dedicated Key Worker to identify and apply for job opportunities
  • Where necessary support customers to access additional support to help overcome barriers


B2W creates a bridge to the labour market by offering support to people to overcome difficult situations and lead them closer to employment.      

  • Individual support with a dedicated Key Worker to develop and agree a Progress Plan
  • Tailored (paid) placements of up to 6 months (16 – 25 hours) with supportive employers

For more details see the BBO Bridge2Work page

National Careers Service

Professional and impartial information, advice, and guidance on careers, skills, and the job market.  

  • Planning and making career decisions, setting goals 
  • Using online tools to assess your skills
  • Support with writing CVs and covering letters

Stepping Stones 

Aimed at supporting participants affected by the welfare benefit cap in Southampton, Eastleigh and surrounding areas and those experiencing financial hardship. 

  • A wrap around support service which considers the varying and individual needs of people
  • Aims to help them overcome the barriers to employment/self employment that they face
  • Promote the benefits of working and the positive aspects that being employed will bring, identifying, signposting, employability and budgeting needs through needs assessment

My Horizons

My Horizons is a Wheatsheaf Trust project with Community Mentors that help people who feel isolated and want to change their lives.

  • Mentor support to meet new friends, or get involved in something new to build confidence
  • One of our experienced Advisors works alongside the Mentors to help people overcome barriers to work


Working in partnership with the Willow Group surgeries, providing employment support in a GP setting, supporting people who face physical and mental health related barriers to employment.

  • Personalised support, 1:1 coaching
  • Support to do positive activities focussed on increasing confidence and motivation.


Targeted Key Worker Support for Guinness Partnership residents to move into and progress in work

  • Write and update a CV and covering letters and fill out job applications
  • Support to find training courses
  • Support with budgeting and money management


Key Worker working with Community Mentors to engage Hyde Group residents.
  • Key Worker will work with the whole family around barriers to employment, identifying talent and potential
  • Each family is allocated a family budget to “spend” on the project from a menu of options
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