Who we are
TWIP are a passionate group of organisations from across Peterborough working in partnership to address the issues of unemployment in the city and support people to get work ready, into work and to upskill those already in work to improve their career prospects.
Click the links below to find out more about the work of TWIP members and how to get in touch.
If you would like to find out more about the work of TWIP and how we could work in partnership to achieve objectives more efficiently and effectively, please get in touch with us.
Care Zone is an innovative workshop and furniture recycling project that provides good quality furniture donated by the public to individuals and families in crisis, as well as providing showers, clothing and household furnishings.
Care Zone also wants to break the cycle of long term unemployment by offering practical skills training and volunteering placements to anyone who is unemployed and wants to get back into work whilst making a positive difference in their local community. They offer a range of practical skills training such as learning how to refurbish furniture, painting and working in warehousing.
Find out more: www.kingsgateuk.com/Groups/249919/Care_Zone.aspx
Citizens Advice Peterborough
Citizens Advice Peterborough is a local charity that aims to provide the highest quality advice and information services to residents of Peterborough as well as campaigning for social change for the good of their clients.
They offer advice in key areas including debt, benefits, housing, homelessness, relationships and employment and can give specific advice on how working will impact on any benefits that you receive.
They also offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, that have been used as a pathway to work both within and out of the charity sector by a number of their previous volunteers.
Find out more: www.citapeterborough.org.uk
City College Peterborough
City College Peterborough successfully delivers learning opportunities and skills development to the people, communities and businesses of Greater Peterborough and the surrounding areas. They offer a wide range of provision while incorporating areas of specialism, often working in niche markets to help support the economic and social development of Peterborough.
Find out more: www.citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk
Cross Keys Homes
Cross Keys Homes is a commercial business with a social heart, dedicated to providing great housing and related services.
They are growing at an unprecedented rate and now provide services to Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and East Northants as well as being the largest housing provider in Peterborough.
But they are more than just a landlord. CKH want to make neighbourhoods happy and vibrant places to live in. So they actively work to improve the communities they work in. To do that, they're investing in neighbourhoods and investing in people. From creating outdoor gyms, green spaces and communal facilities to providing training, education and support - all to help people back to work.
Find out more: www.crosskeyshomes.co.uk
Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. They are changing places and changing lives, one green step at a time. Groundwork is creating better places, improving people’s prospects and encouraging greener living and working through its community projects.
Find out more: www.groundwork.org.uk
The New Horizons project moves people closer to the job market by using coaching techniques to help them feel more confident and in control of their money, helping them get online and working with them to develop the tools needed to be able to look for work. It is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, and funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.
CHS group are the lead organisation for the project. In Peterborough our New Horizons coaches are based at Axiom Academy, part of the Longhurst Group and Cross Keys Homes.
Find out more: www.crosskeyshomes.co.uk/new-horizons
Reed in Partnership
Reed in Partnership provides public services to change people’s lives for the better, by supporting individuals, businesses, families and communities to prosper – often under challenging circumstances. The focus is on changing lives by increasing employment opportunities and improving skills.
Find out more: www.reedinpartnership.co.uk
Steadfast is an established provider for the delivery of Apprenticeships (both Levy and Non-Levy), vocational skills training (through their Adult Education Budget) and employability programmes.
Steadfast’s Apprenticeship and Short Course cover the following areas: Healthcare & Adult Social Care; Customer Services; Business Leadership & Management; ICT; Warehousing & Logistics; Retail; Hospitality, Food & Drink, as well as Functional Skills English & Maths.
Find out more: www.steadfasttraining.co.uk
TCHC offers a holistic service to organisations and individuals including workforce development and support for those furthest away from employment. TCHC deliver under various government and Big Lottery Fund training projects. Currently it includes support for employees, jobseekers, those affected by redundancy and employment support for young people.
Find out more: www.tchc.net
The Building Better opportunities - Community Connections
The Building Better opportunities - Community Connections projects offer opportunities which support individuals with their own development needs, as well as supporting with self-esteem and building confidence.
If you are currently looking to develop new skills which will support you to become more employable, the Community Connections projects may be suitable for you.
Find out more: Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Finance & Management Business School (FMBS)
Established in 2009 The Finance & Management Business School (FMBS) has grown rapidly to become one of the largest providers in the UK offering AAT, ACCA and Highfields qualifications.
Joining an FMBS Academy means you will have access to some of the best professional training in the UK delivered by their expert tutor team tailored to suit your individual needs.
Working in partnership with renowned further education colleges FMBS Academies offer state of the art high quality professional training facilities conducive to study.
FMBS were also Shortlisted for AAT Large Training Provider in 2015 and had a student shortlisted for AAT student of the year in 2016.
With joining points throughout the year at all locations our flexible offer means you really can build a programme that works for you!
The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust helps 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. Their free programmes gives young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives, helping them to develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big.
Find out more: www.princes-trust.org.uk.
Work and Health Programme
Work and Health Programme: The Papworth Trust work on behalf of Shaw Trust in the Peterborough area delivering the Work and Health programme - a government funded service designed to help people with disabilities or health conditions and those unemployed for more than a year to find a job.
Interested in a referral? Please see your Work Coach at the Job Centre Plus.