A PILOT scheme to help people to find work in Denbighshire has been applauded by an elected representative.

Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes has welcomed the launch of a pilot scheme project to help build job skills, delivered by Denbighshire County Council through its Working Denbighshire team.

Project Ready is funded by the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund and will support people aged 16 to 35 who are finding it difficult to find employment due to low confidence, mental health issues or disabilities.

The project will provide a range of help including one-to-one specialist advice and support, work related education, personal and social skills training, basic skills and group activities.

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Mr Baynes said: “I am delighted to hear of the pilot scheme, Project Ready, which has been funded by the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund to assist those who are finding it difficult to get into work.

"This will be of great benefit to local people and communities across Denbighshire and will provide excellent support to help each individual receive the advice and support they need to enter employment.”

People wishing to find out more information on Project Ready can visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/jobs-and-employees/working-denbighshire/project-ready.aspx

Alternatively, they can e-mail workingdenbighshire@denbighshire.gov.uk or call 01745 331438.