"Radcliffe Works" to combat worklessness
Date published: 21 July 2009
Photo: Ask Bury
At the opening of Radcliffe Works are (from left) Tanveer Ahmed, chief officer of ADAB; Mr Gordon Boyes, of Grosvenor Street, Radcliffe; and Cllr Bob Bibby, leader of Bury Council.
Help for those facing worklessness is the aim behind a new advice and guidance centre which is now open in Radcliffe.
Radcliffe Works will offer local residents access to both training and employment opportunities by providing face to face help and advice from key services within the area.
The centre, in Blackburn Street, will open from 11am to 3pm on Tuesday and Friday.
Among those offering services will be ADAB, the Shaw Trust, Nextstep, Bury College and Bury Council’s libraries & adult learning service.
Worklessness has been identified as a key element in Radcliffe LAP’s Local Community Plan.
The project was developed to address worklessness in Radcliffe at the instigation of Councillor Bob Bibby, leader of Bury Council, who had seen similar successful projects operating elsewhere.
Cllr Bibby said: “This will provide a really valuable “one stop shop” for the town. I am pleased the council and its partners have been able to join together to provide this service and help fight the effects of the recession.”