Employment Plus

Helping people into employment

Employment Plus Local (E+ Local)

Employment Plus Local (E+ Local)

Background Information

‘Work for All’ was a cornerstone of William Booth’s social programme. Even today, independent evidence demonstrates that good, worthwhile work is important to physical, mental and spiritual health. The Salvation Army’s belief is that every individual is important to God and helping people to discover self-worth through work, not only improves their self confidence & motivation, but helps contribute to their own, their family’s and their community’s welfare.

As a leading provider within the voluntary sector, with roots into community and a powerful motivation to work ‘with heart to God and hand to man’, The Salvation Army has an opportunity to provide a bridge between unemployed people and the local labour market.

Employment Plus Local is a Corps led initiative providing a local centre where unemployed people can find information and guidance on their journey into employment, within a supportive environment. Attending an E+ Local is entirely voluntary and is available to any unemployed person who is looking for work. People may attend/join at any time when the E+ Local is open.

Our vision is to work together with local Salvation Army Churches and Community Centres. The primary activities at an E+ Local are to provide back-to-work support and would include:- Provision of computers & internet facilities to assist both in job search and to support the government’s digital strategy

Many more E+ Locals are being rolled out across the country, providing not only that ever needed resource to the local community, but also a superb foundation for further Employment Plus work.

- Local facilities conducive to learning

- Provision of computers & internet facilities to assist both in job search and to support the government’s digital strategy

- A focus on looking for employment and gain the support needed to help find work

- Access to information and guidance on accessing training opportunities to acquire new skills or improve existing ones.

- Resources and advice to apply for jobs, including help in completing job application forms, CV writing and interview techniques.

- A variety of courses e.g confidence building, employability & budgeting skills through e-learning

- A point of reference and an address for homeless jobseekers

- Links with local businesses, training providers & employment agencies

- Chaplaincy services on request

- A warm, relaxed atmosphere with tea, coffee & biscuits

- A place to meet, to share job hunting tips & ideas, exchange skills, find jobs and share experiences

Basingstoke E+ Local Gallery

Operational E+ Locals

Atherton
Ayr
Basingstoke
Bedworth
Canterbury
Chesterton
Clapton
Clitheroe
Dunfermline
Eastborne Citadel
Edinburgh city
Failsworth
Great Yarmouth
Hoxton
Ipswich Priory Centre
Newbury
Northwich 
Nottingham William Booth Memorial Complex
Redhill
Ripon
Rochdale
Cardiff Ely
Crook Corps
Erskine
Sheringham
Cheltenham Citadel
Sittingbourne
Lurgan
Stepney
Chatham
Hastings Citadel
Rochester Row
Penrith
Cwm
Woodhouse

Operational E+ Locals within Salvation Army Lifehouses

Newcastle City Road
Coventry (Harnall)
Kings Ripton (Huntington)
Edward Alsop Court

Operational (but not through E+)

Canvey Island
Brighouse
Plymouth Whitley
Ipswich Priory Centre
Austin House
Bootle

Find out how we can help you

Please call our helpline 0800 652 4276 or email employmentplus@salvationarmy.org.uk