Glenorchy Workclub in 2019

Glenorchy Workclub in 2019

Now we are well and truly into 2020 I thought we should take a look back at 2019 and review the year as a whole.

In April 2019 we held our annual Job Fair. This is a good opportunity for those looking for work and also those looking to change direction, to engage with employers, support and training organisations, both on a local and national level. It proved very successful, with more providers attending than ever before, which made for a very busy day.

Numbers of clients attending throughout the year have stabilised around 20 to 25 per session, made up of regular visitors and new clients who may only attend for a few weeks, before moving on to pastures new.

We have been fortunate to be supported on a regular basis by outside agencies such as The Royal British Legion, Careers Southwest, Elite Training and South West Water, to name a few. This gives our clients the opportunity of seeking advice at first hand without the need to travel to Exeter.

Although we hear many in government circles stating unemployment is at its lowest since the early 1970’s, we live in an uncertain world which, for some people, can change overnight. The Work Club is able to offer a ‘sanctuary’ where clients can enjoy a calm, non-judgemental, welcoming environment, which is not available elsewhere in Exmouth. None of this would be possible however, without the support of our volunteers who turn out on a regular basis. We have had some come and go throughout the year in 2019; I would like to thank every one for their time and effort, whatever their role within the Work Club.

That said, we are in need of more volunteers to carry on the good work, so if you know of anyone from inside or outside the Church who has the time and commitment to join us, then we would very much like to hear from them. Let’s hope we all have a positive 2020 within the Work Club, whatever it brings us!
Simon Skidmore