About Directions:

Directions is a specifically designed and fully integrated programme of support which will improve the employability of over 2,000 local residents from Liverpool City Region who are currently not in work. 

Directions will:

  • Support individuals to develop their confidence and self esteem 
    • Support people into training and education
    • Enable people to participate in active Job Search
    • Connect participants to volunteering, specific job and job trial opportunities 
    • Support a third of participants to be in employment 6 months after leaving the project
    • Connect them to other support programmes
    • Provide a branded One Front Door for people to access information on the project, its benefits and to ensure that there is not customer confusion

The Women’s Organisation is the lead and accountable body for Directions.  Partners involved in delivering the programme include:

  • First Steps Enterprise, Halton Citizens Advice, Innovative Alliance Ltd, Irish Community Care, Joseph Lappin Partnership, Ladders of Life, Merseyside Expanding Horizons (MEH), Mencap Liverpool & Sefton, SOLA Arts, Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW), WHISC, Wirral Development Trust, Writing on the Wall (WoW), The Brain Charity, The Women’s Organisation

About European Social Fund:

Directions is receiving funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit

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