Directions Program - Little Steps Work

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About Directions

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Directions is a specifically designed and fully integrated programme of support which will improve the employability of over 2,000 local residents from Liverpool City Region who are currently not in work. 

  • Support individuals to develop their confidence and self esteem
  • support people into training and education
  • enable people to participate in active Job Search
  • connect participants to volunteering, specific job and job trial opportunities 
  • support 675 people to be in employment 6 months after leaving the project
  • connect them to other support programmes e.g. Ways to Work ILM, Apprenticeship, AEB provision, Building Better Opportunities – Better Off Finance and Digital Projects and Household into Work  
  • provide a branded One Front Door for people to access information on the project, its benefits and to ensure that there is not customer confusion

The programme, which is part funded by European Social Fund will be:

  • Client led, quality driven service
  • Offering true diagnostic of client needs
  • Confidence building
  • Creating quality pathways to employment and economic opportunity
  • Developmental
  • Motivational
  • Transformational
  • Providing expert advice and support
  • A central contact for those out of work seeking to access support to take their next steps forward

Tomorrow’s Women’s Directions Program – Little Steps Work

Tailored to adult women 18+ Tomorrow’s Women have branded their bespoke Directions Program as Little Steps Work. Taking a softer approach to building women’s knowledge, skill and as a key feature, their self confidence, to be work ready Little Steps Work covers;

  • Digital Skills
  • Confidence Building & Goal Setting
  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Emotion Management
  • CV Writing & Job Searching
  • Communication & Assertiveness

About the Partnership

Directions is delivered through an innovative partnership approach led by The Women's Organisation. The partners involved in are: First Steps Enterprise Limited, Halton Citizens Advice, Innovative Alliance Ltd, Irish Community Care, Joseph Lappin Partnership, Liverpool Adult ADHD, Merseyside Expanding Horizons (MEH), Mencap, SOLA Arts, Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW), WHISC, Wirral Development Trust, Writing on the Wall (WoW) and The Brain Charity.

About Our Funders: ESF

The project is receiving funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit