Work to support job seekers reaches new milestone

Work to support job seekers in Brighton & Hove by helping them to access sustainable transport has reached a key milestone.

In just under four years, 300 residents who have been looking for work have been helped to get to interviews, appointments and new jobs thanks to our Access Fund for Sustainable Travel project.

The project, which is supported by funding from the Department for Transport, offers practical help such as bus and train tickets during the first month of a paid job, bikes if needed or good quality raincoats and shoes.

The project officer talks through a Personalised Travel Plan with each person before deciding the best way forward. This has also produced some excellent feedback from those residents the project has supported.

“Thanks for staying with me on this one.”

“Many thanks for your swift response and for taking the time to suggest other options. It is much appreciated.”

“Great initiatives.  I'll make sure people hear about these.”

Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee Amy Heley said: “This project does fantastic work for people in the city and I’m pleased to see it has reached such a wonderful milestone.

“By offering practical support, we are able to remove some of the obstacles job seekers are faced with when trying to find employment or beginning a new job. 

“With so much uncertainty in our economy at the moment, it’s vital we support those looking for work in any way we can.

More information about the Access Fund for Sustainable Travel