Humber LEP covers the areas of Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The area will benefit from £3,333,334 Building Better Opportunities funding. Unemployment in the Humber is above the national average and unemployment amongst young people is a particular issue.
Exploring Opportunities provides engaging activities for unemployed and economically inactive individuals in the Humber area, to enable them to develop their own skills and build their employability, whilst also building the resilience of their local community. Individualised programmes can include personal and social development, occupational-specific training, work experience, and volunteering. Extra support is available to address very specific barriers such as poor mental health, entrenched financial problems, and low functional skills.
The partnership will improve the lives of 850 people aged 25+ by increasing their employability skills, self-confidence, local knowledge, community engagement, and personal resilience.