Mid Wales

£9m Workways+ scheme to help people back to work

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A £9m scheme is under way to help long-term unemployed people in five Welsh counties.

Workways+ offers training and paid work experience to people in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

The three-year scheme is backed by £7.5m of European Union funds.

It aims to build on the success of the first Workways project which helped 12,000 people in south west Wales between 2009 and 2015.

Support is available to people who are aged 25 years or over, have been unemployed for 12 months or more and who are not in education or training.

It will also be able to help people affected by work-limiting health conditions and disabilities, as well as those with care responsibilities and low or no skills.

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