As Managing Director of GC Employment, I’m incredibly proud of all the hard work that the team demonstrates on a daily basis. However, one thing which make me especially proud is just how much we do as an organisation to support vulnerable individuals who are battling with mental health problems – and who are struggling to find work as a result.
This week marks one year since Mayor Andy Burnham launched the Working Well (Work and Health Programme) – an initiative that supports Manchester, Salford and Trafford residents from all walks of life, whether long-term unemployed, recently made redundant or facing challenges with disabilities or health conditions.
Recently, Employment Minister Alok Sharma announced that jobseekers will soon benefit from a mentoring scheme designed to tackle employment inequality across the UK. Michelle Leeson, managing director of GC Employment, speaks about the changes this initiative could have.
The care industry is facing a growing workforce crisis – a crisis which, according to IPPR research, is ‘undermining the sustainability of the system and quality of care across the north of England’. Given that Greater Manchester (and beyond) is facing challenges associated with an ageing population, the findings are very worrying.
I’m proud and excited to announce that today marks the start of the new contract for the delivery of the National Careers Service within the North West.