Reaching out Across Durham (ROAD)
ROAD is a social-inclusion programme, designed to help the residents of County Durham who are out of work and aged 25 or above to overcome barriers to employment.
There are many causes of unemployment, including health issues, gaps in qualifications, lack of confidence or not having relevant experience. It is important to note that ROAD is not a programme that forces Participants into a job: but rather aim to help each individual to find their potential in any way they wish, enabling them to feel able to move into education, training, job search, employment, and volunteering, only when they are ready.
If work is not appropriate, ROAD will work with individuals to encourage the development of their skills to ensure an improvement in confidence, knowledge, health and wellbeing.