Building Better Opportunities - Towards Work

Derventio Housing Trust is one of a partnership of local organisations delivering the Groundwork Greater Nottingham, Towards Work, Building Better Opportunities programme across Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. It is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

We aim to support with those vital first steps towards gaining employment and overcoming barriers through a personalised service and support.

Our team is committed to:

  • Supporting people to overcome personal barriers to employment and training, by providing an all-inclusive package of support to those most at risk of social exclusion
  • Providing an In-Work Support service to ensure employment once obtained is sustained
  • Providing a person-centred, tailored service particularly for;
    - People out of work or economically inactive
    - People aged over 50
    - Young people not in education, employment or training
    - Women returning to work or who have never worked
  • Offering specialist support from our partner BAME organisations, mental health and disability specialists for those in need of additional provisions

Towards Work offers bespoke, personalised and tailored solutions to support an individual's journey to personal progression and employment. Linking individuals with specialist local support and continued In-Work services resulting in job retention.

Having enrolled on to the programme Towards Work successful applicants will:

  • Secure employment
  • Access education or training
  • Become economically active

To make a referral or receive support in Erewash, Amber Valley, High Peak and Derbyshire Dales from the Towards Work team contact Julie on 07985 555 067 or

Find out more about Towards Work by visiting the Towards Work website