Support into work

Roots into Work is our employment and training programme open to all Phoenix residents aged 16 or over.

Our programme is bespoke and flexible to your needs. Whatever your experience or aspirations, we will support you to grow your confidence, experience and skills.

Use the links below to learn more about the support we can offer you in finding work and getting online.

One-to-one advice

Our employment advisors can help you to:

  • take the first steps into work
  • get back to work if you are unemployed
  • develop your career
  • prepare for interviews

Once you've registered with the programme, we'll arrange an initial meeting to identify your targets and goals.

Find out more about Mark's Roots into Work story in this short film, produced by Placeshapers. 

Mark's a Phoenix tenant who volunteers a lot in the community with different charities. He suffers from depression and anxiety but was determined not to let that get in the way of finding work, and he was successfully offered a job at a local school.

Job club

Join together with other job seekers in a friendly and supportive environment at our weekly drop-in job club. Every Tuesday, 10am-1pm and The Green Man.  

We can offer:

  • help with creating or updating your CV
  • support to complete application forms
  • internet access for live job searches
  • coaching and advice
  • digital skills

We know that starting a new job or getting back into work can be challenging. Once you've been offered a new job we can provide ongoing support for up to six months, as you settle into your new role and lifestyle. 

Hear Marjorie's Roots into Work story.

Training

We offer free training in a range of subjects throughout the year. Courses have previously included first-aid, digital skills, health & safety, and basic skills. We work with a range of training partners to meet your individual training needs.

This is Gary's Roots into Work story:

Work placements and volunteering

We can support you to access opportunities in a range of different areas to help you develop your experience and work-related skills.

We know that starting a new job or getting back into work can be challenging. Once you've been offered a new job we can provide ongoing support for up to six months, as you settle into your new role and lifestyle. 

Learn more about June's Roots into Work story:

Getting online and digital help

We think it’s very important that everyone has the opportunity to improve their digital skills. That's why we are working with Lewisham Council as part of the year-long Go ON Lewisham project to help everyone get online.

We offer a range of digital sessions at The Green Man to help you get online and make the most of your technology. Look out for information in our news and events sections.

We're also keen to hear from residents interested in becoming digital champions and helping others become more tech savvy. If you would like to help out, please contact us