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Support for Unemployed People

There are several organisations with specialist programmes for the unemployed and those in work. These include:

Twin UK

Employers can contact Twin UK on your behalf to access the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme provides fully-funded workplace training to boost employee skills and help their employers increase productivity.

This programme is also suitable for those facing redundancy, or those newly made redundant. Employers can contact Twin UK directly by filling in an expression of interest form.


The SCDA Employability Team offers a range of programmes to support people across East Sussex who are not in employment.

Let’s Get Working

If you are unemployed, 16+ with a long term health condition or disability, LGW can support you to find work, gain essential job searching skills and access training and education. The service is tailor made to meet your needs and can support you to identify goals to help you build confidence for the future. To refer please email Julie Abson,


If you are unemployed, 25+ and feel like your mental health is holding you back, Aspirations can help you get to where you want to be.  Whatever the reasons for your situation, we can help you to achieve your goals, whether that’s improving your wellbeing or helping you to access education, training or employment. To refer please email Rachel Halsey,

Local Learning Perspectives

Are you unemployed and living in Lewes or the Havens?   If you need support to move forward, our dedicated adviser can support you to improve confidence, well-being and, if you choose, access work, training or volunteering. To refer please email Rachel Halsey,

Working together for Work

If you are unemployed, with dependants and live in Lewes or the Havens, Working together for Work can help you to move forward.  Our dedicated adviser can work with the adults of the household to improve well-being and, if you choose, access work, training or volunteering. To refer please email Rachel Halsey,

Recycle/Get Socially Active

Recycle as part of the Get Socially Active Project has a bike repair workshop in our Newhaven Centre, and we are looking for volunteers to support the team with refurbishing donated bikes. If you have spare time, practical skills and you feel you would like to get involved then we would to hear from you. Please contact or call 01273 516347.

Youth Employability Service

YES is a free service working specifically with young people aged 15-18 in the East Sussex area who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), or are at risk of not being in education, employment or training.



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