Employment and Life Skills


Do you struggle with everyday life skills?

Do you need help and support getting back into employment?

We can offer support to help you overcome this.


Solid Foundations is a project which helps to address the barriers you may be facing.  This may include debt, mental health, physical health, disability, literacy, numeracy, addiction, past offending, and self-belief.  We will provide coaching, guidance and mentoring to support and help you.

The project is tailored to meet your specific needs and provide personal support.  This approach ensures that you have a better chance of succeeding with what you want to achieve.


What does Solid Foundations offer?…

  • One to one contact and help with your dedicated key worker
  • Access to nearby training, skill-building opportunities, and specialised support
  • Help with CV writing and interview skills
  • Help with job searching and application forms
  • Activities to build self esteem and confidence
  • Digital skills training
  • Access to volunteering opportunities
  • Advice on money and debt management
  • Coaching and counselling to help your mental wellbeing
  • Support to get into training and education

Let us help you with the skills and confidence you need to get back into work.


If you think you could benefit from this and would like to know more, you can contact us at:

Email: admin@thrivingtogethernorthumberland.org.uk

Website: www.solidfoundationsnorthumberland.co.uk

Phone: 01670 618020


Solid Foundations is led by Citizens Advice Northumberland, delivering as Thriving Together Northumberland, with Cygnus Support, Northern Learning Trust, Community Action Northumberland, NCVA Northumberland Community & Voluntary Action and BRIC: Blyth Resource & Initiative Centre as delivery partners.

Solid Foundations is funded by the UK Government through the UKSPF with the North of Tyne Combined Authority as the lead authority.