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Monthly Archives: June 2018

100 into work milestone marks Employability Day

Today 29 June is UK Employability Day, a day of celebration for organisations helping jobseekers to progress in work. Coordinated by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), hundreds of employment support centres and employers are raising awareness about what they do to help people into work.… Read the rest

Achievements recognised at Actes’ staff update

The Actes team came together for the organisation’s summer meeting yesterday to hear an update on the business and enjoy an awards presentation.

Over 40 employees from Actes’ delivery projects, facilities team and head office attended the annual event which took place in the Resource Centre’s Ford Hall.  They heard an update from the chief executive and other representatives from the senior management team about the impact the charity is having in helping people with employment support, financial management and in overcoming barriers to improve their lives.  The event also included an update on Actes’ two facilities, the Acklam Green Centre and Resource Centre which continue to attract a growing number of customers from the business community as well as members of the public.… Read the rest

Meet the Team – Bernie Spark, Work IT Out Tutor

Actes’ Bernie Spark is a prime example of how volunteering can open the doors to employment, after securing a full-time tutoring role following nine years away from the workplace.

The thirty-six-year-old former retail supervisor relocated to Middlesbrough from North Yorkshire two years ago with her four children, now aged between four and 18, and at the time was acting as a full-time carer for her eldest son.  When her youngest daughter went into full-time school she realised it was the right time to do something for herself and stop being benefit dependent. 

Bernie says: “This was the perfect opportunity to start prioritising my own needs, break the cycle of being reliant on benefits and set an example to my children.… Read the rest