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Households Into Work – Liverpool City Region

Households Into Work - Liverpool City Region

Households into Work is not just a programme to help people find work, it’s about supporting people to get to a point where they start to think about work as a realistic option. Delivered by the Combined Authority, Households into Work provides up to 12 months of support to unemployed Liverpool City Region Residents aged 16 and over, who because of their current circumstances are unable to consider taking up or sustaining employment.


We know that many people would like nothing more than to work and be free of benefits, but because of difficulties in their lives, they are prevented from doing so. This could be because they are dealing with issues like mental illness, addiction, domestic abuse, or debt issues or they have low self-confidence and/or low self-esteem and if left unsupported it is unlikely to ever be resolved.


Households into Work employs a team of 25, comprising 5 team leaders and 20 employment advocates working across all 6 of the Liverpool City Region’s local authorities (this includes Wirral), mostly on an outreach basis. The programme can introduce people to one of our dedicated Employment Advocates who will provide 1-2-1 bespoke support which will not only help the participant to resolve the issues but also develop the skills and resilience to help deal with them or deal with them better, should they arise again in the future.


People can either join with other members of their household like a partner, spouse, parents, children, grandparents or close friends (they do not all need to live at the same address) or individually. For example, people who are isolated but would like to be introduced to people who live in their community, and with whom they might form a supportive and sustainable relationship.


Funding is also available in the form of a household budget, which can be used to pay for goods and services which might help the client overcome some of their obstacles.


Households into Work is a unique and innovative programme of support for people living in households across the Liverpool City Region, who because of their circumstances have difficulty finding and sustaining employment.

Households into Work is not just about helping people find work but about helping people get to a point where just thinking of employment as a realistic option, is a major step forward.

People can remain on the programme for up to 12 months during which time the advocate will help the individual identify, prioritise and tackle the issues which are preventing them from seeking and sustaining employment. This is unlike similar programmes which work with people on an individual basis,

To be eligible for a place on Households into Work you must live in the Liverpool City Region (this includes Wirral), be aged 16 and over, be unemployed, and be willing to join the programme.


Referrals can be made by any organisation working with an individual who might benefit from a place on the programme (please be sure to get their permission first) or by the individual themselves.


Who is this aimed at?

The individual is aged 16 years or over, unemployed and has the right to live and work in the UK.



No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP


How to get involved

Anyone can refer to the programme. If you are working with people who may benefit from the Households into Work service please email or call the Programme Support Team.


Contact details

Phone: 07554 228 526



For further information

For more information about Households into Work search Households into Work in this directory.


Visit the Households into Work website

Visit the Households into Work Facebook page


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