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Communities for Work


Communities for Work 

Communities for Work (CfW) is a Welsh Government and European Funded (ESF) Programme co-sponsored by Department of Work and Pensions.
Communities for Work is a voluntary service to help people who live in a Communities First (CF) area​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​​ and who need extra help and support to find work.

Experienced Employment Advisers, and Youth and Adult Mentors specialise in helping individuals with their specific needs.
Funding is also available for training courses and to improve skills, giving people the best opportunities to return to work.

  • Are you over 25 and claiming an eligible benefit? 
  • Do you have a work-limiting health condition? 
  • Are you caring for an adult or child?
  • Have you been out of work for 12 months or more?
  • Are you aged between 16 and 24 years old and NEET (not in employment, education or training)? 

Help and Advice

If so our teams can offer expert help and advice on:

  • CV writing
  • Interview Techniques
  • Confidence Building
  • Online Job Applications
  • Getting you back to work​​


We have a wide range of free training courses are available. These include:

  • SIA Licence (Security Industry Authority)
  • CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)
  • PTS Rail Track (Personal Track Safety)
  • Small Plant and Tools
  • Childs Play
  • Teaching Assistant
  • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
  • LGV Training with Licence
  • Getting Into Care

Financial help

There may also be funds available to help with 

  • Childcare (during interview or placement)
  • Travel Costs (during interview or placement)
  • Clothing (during interview or placement)
  • PPE (for Courses or Agency work)

For more information, or if you have any queries, please contact us.


This project has been funded by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. Working in Partnership with Communities and Jobcentre Plus.

European Social Fund Welsh Government ​ ​​​​​​​​​
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