Deliveries are a 'winter warmer'

Housing provider Jigsaw has launched an online work club to help support job seekers or those starting their own business.

The neighbourhood engagement team from Jigsaw Homes Tameside, which last week changed its name from New Charter Homes, is running the sessions online every week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm.

The sessions have been set up in response to the impact the pandemic and lockdowns have had on employment and job prospects. 

They are open to anyone needing support with finding work, updating CVs, and advice on starting or growing their own business.

You can book a place by emailing employmentsupport@jigsawhomes.org.uk or via the JET Facebook page.  

As well as the work clubs, Jigsaw Homes Tameside’s neighbourhood engagement team has been working with local foodbanks to deliver essential weekly food and toiletry packages to vulnerable residents.

The team has put together more than 200 winter warmer packs so volunteers at Tameside food banks can distribute them to those most in need.

Ivan Wright, assistant director of neighbourhoods at Jigsaw Homes, said: “We have seen the impact the pandemic continues to have on residents across our communities through job losses and the more vulnerable - especially in winter - needing our support.

“We hope that by continuing to provide services like our work club and partnering with food banks, we can help people who need it most.”

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HELPING OUT: Neighbourhood engagement officer John McGlynn with the winter warmer packs being distributed to residents across Tameside.

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