We work in close partnership with over 100 referral agencies – including Job Centre Plus, mental health charities, women’s refuges, homeless shelters, employability schemes and charities in the North East – to support women most needing practical support and confidence building.
56% of the women we see have been unemployed for 12+ months, 45% are single parents, 14% have a disability. Our help dovetails with existing youth employment provision reaching young women and teenage girls so we can support them to move into a permanent role.
The impact on our clients and their family cannot be overestimated. By helping women into work we boost their confidence, help them be a role model to their children, bring income into their local economy, and be active members of their community.
We know our support works! 71% of the women we help get that job, and 95% report feeling more confident and prepared for the interview.
Life at Smart Works Newcastle
Here is a snapshot of what life at Smart Works Newcastle is like
Coaching our Clients to Success!
Welcoming our North East ambassador Sara Davies MBE into our new centre!
Attending Referral Partner Events!
Organising Fashion Sales!
Sorting through donations
Delivering parcels to our clients