Building Better Opportunities: New Leaf Project


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New Leaf brings together partners from across Warrington and Cheshire to change lives, create opportunities and make a positive contribution to local communities and the regional economy. New Leaf programme will be supporting over 2,800 people from across Cheshire, enabling them to move closer to employment over three year period. The project has been allocated £10.6 million of funding through the Building Better Opportunities programme and is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, which provides investment in local projects that increase economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regeneration.

We are one of the many partners involvement in the New Leaf project, and we support people from across Cheshire.

How it works

New Leaf helps those in greatest need and farthest from work. The project also benefits local economies through local investment and supporting economic activity.

All clients will have own their professional mentor, trained to build positive, relationships focused on clients needs and strengths. Bespoke programmes will support clients to explore and identify personal barriers to enable them to achieve agreed goals, re-engage with mainstream services, and ultimately maintain employment. Leads will be supported by employer engagement staff to create positive and sustainable pathways to work.

Employers will see improved candidates, better skill matching and lower turnover of staff.

New Leaf partners

Our specialist partners from across Cheshire, bring expertise enabling targeted, local support to tackle; financial problems, manage transition to Universal Credit, resolve housing problems, improve skills, increase confidence, improve IT skills/tackle digital exclusion and improve health & wellbeing.

Advance Employability CiC, Careers Connect, Cheshire Community Development Trust, Cheshire East Lifelong Learning, Cheshire West & Cheshire Council, Chester Voluntary Action, The Children's Society, Council for Voluntary Services Cheshire East, Centrifuge (Evaluation Partner), Deafness Support Network, DIAL House Chester, Disabiliy Information Bureau, Groundwork, Torus Foundation, Transformation for Veterans, South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, St Loye's Foundation, Train to Change, United Response, UpTurn, Warrington Citizens Advice Bureau, Warrington Collegiate, Warrington Disability Partnership, Workers Educational Association (WEA), Warrington Borough Council, Warrington Voluntary Action, and Young Enterprise.

Looking to Get into Work? What can New Leaf do for you?

The New Leaf project is here to help you take control and change your life by:

  • Providing 1-2-1 support
  • Helping you with skills and training
  • Finding opprtunities to unlock your potential
  • Boosting your confidence and prospects

New Leaf will be with you every step of the way, it can:

  • Provide skills advice that's right for you
  • Put more money in your pocket
  • Give you and your family a bright new future

Find out more - make the first step

To find out more about or get in touch with the New Leaf project, contact Emma Stuart New Leaf Project Co-ordinator on 0300 303 9848 or email

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