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Progress2work: A Spotlight on Volunteering

In the run up to National Volunteer Week (31st May – 6th June), progress2work have been planning a series of events to promote the volunteering opportunities available with the programme. Keep reading for more information about our opportunities, our partners, and what we have planned for National Volunteer Week 2021! Volunteering is one of the […]

Progress2work: April Update

The progress2work team have set up a great donation initiative at the Bradford Opportunity Centres to aid Homeless not Hopeless, an organisation providing practical support to homeless people and those in need in the Bradford area. We have been collecting donations of food and other essentials, and donating every Wednesday night. We’d like to thank […]

Aspire2lead: March Update

Aspire2lead is a project part-funded by the European Social Fund that supports women in employment and SMEs across the York and North Yorkshire LEP area. So there is a light at the end of the tunnel! As we move forward with the year we have and will (hopefully) be continuing to emerge out of lockdown, […]

Progress2work: March Update

The progress2work team have taken March by storm! While the team are preparing to return to face-to-face and group sessions, they’ve been getting involved with lots of different activities and opportunities to make sure the progress2work programme can offer as much as possible to individuals in need of support. Firstly this month, we’d like to […]

Aspire2lead February Update

Aspire2lead is a project part-funded by the European Social Fund that supports women in employment and SMEs across the York and North Yorkshire LEP area. This months blog is written by another member of our team, Bernie. We love our team and the dynamic it holds. However, no one can ignore the change that lockdown […]

Progress2work: February Update

February has been a planning-packed month as the progress2work team have been gearing up for a number of exciting events and partnerships. With the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine, and the government’s roadmap being released, we’re starting to see our partners, local community groups, and our own Opportunity Centres opening back up. While the roadmap […]

Aspire2lead: January Update

Aspire2lead is a project part-funded by the European Social Fund that supports women in employment and SMEs across the York and North Yorkshire LEP area. On the day of posting, we are starting the 7th week of a 3rd national lockdown. So, this month we wanted to do a REAL blog, from one of our […]

Progress2work: January Update

Happy New Year from the progress2work team! After an exciting 6 months, we’d like to take the opportunity in this Monthly Update to review our activity in 2020 and set out our plans for the future.Despite the progress2work project beginning and being run during the course of the COVID outbreak and pandemic, we have achieved […]

Aspire2lead: December Update

Aspire2lead is a project part-funded by the European Social Fund that supports women in employment and SMEs across the York and North Yorkshire LEP area. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the aspire2lead (A2L) team! December was a busy month for the team with lots of collaboration and growth within the team, delivery […]

Progress2work: December Update

December has seen the progress2work team finishing our first 6 months with a positive note. The team have been reviewing progress so far, and considering which topics and concerns we can focus on to further develop our delivery. We’re looking forward to 2021 and planning ahead to create new resources and set up new methods […]

Aspire2lead: November Update

Aspire2lead is a project part-funded by the European Social Fund that supports women in employment and SMEs across the York and North Yorkshire LEP area. Hello and welcome from the aspire2lead (A2L) team! We have come to the end of the first month of our project and what a month it has been! We have […]

Progress2work: November Update

The progress2work team have been focusing on wellbeing and support this November. With the arrival of the second lockdown, the mental health and welfare of our clients and the wider communities we work in have been at the forefront of our delivery and events this month. We held Wellbeing Workshops throughout the lockdown which were […]

Progress2work: October Update

October has been another interesting month in the progress2work team! The end of our first quarter has come with claims and paperwork processes. We’ve had team building sessions through the month, which have helped us to bond and develop our own skills in this area. We’ve also had plenty of partnership meetings and networking going […]

Progress2work: September Update

September has brought plenty of new things for the progress2work team. We’re excited to announce that as of this month, we have a full team working with us – thanks to the arrival of our final Volunteer Training Coordinator Alex! Her previous experience includes working within a large charity, helping young people access volunteering opportunities. […]

Progress2work: August Update

August has been an eventful month for the progress2work team.  Our final Employment Key Worker, Leon joined us at the start of the month and as our team gets bigger, we’ve taken the opportunity for plenty of team building, workshopping and sharing expertise.   We’ve been continuing on the engagement path, and preparing to begin delivery. While COVID-19 remains at the forefront of our decisions, we’ve […]

Progress2work: Getting Started Week 4

In the final week of our first month, the team has been getting more acquainted with specific local areas, we’ve been getting ever-closer to the project launch, and being able to support our first clients! All week, our team members have been speaking to one-stop-shops, community hubs, GP surgeries, libraries – representatives from anywhere that […]

Progress2work: Getting Started Week 3

Continuing with our field research and the engagement aspect of our project, we have been visiting and investigating the areas we will be operating in. This week, we’ve found some great links for volunteering opportunities in the Leeds locations, and finding community groups and centres which will cover a great range of interests our clients […]

Progress2work: Getting Started Week 2

Our second week has been full of research, with team members going into the communities and finding out about facilities, organisations, and community groups in the local areas. The project is set to cover areas within Bradford, Leeds and Kirklees, so we are getting familiar with the localities, taking stock of the area and the […]

Progress2work: Getting Started Week 1

The first week was one we were all looking forward to – getting the chance to meet our team members and getting started on our aims and objectives to achieve success within the project.   We have our guidelines to follow, and the brilliant part is that we could make it our own! Everyone in the […]

New programme launched to support unemployed into work in Bradford

We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a new programme has been launched in Bradford to help people improve their employability skills and support them to find a job. Aspire-igen is a delivery partner for Bradford Employment Hub which is part-funded by the European Social Fund. Bradford Employment Hub is a brand new and […]

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