18 Apr: Getting back to work – the Growth Deal project helping hundreds rediscover work

A pan-Ayrshire project that is helping people back into employment has set itself an ambitious target for the coming months. The Working for a Healthy Economy initiative was launched in May 2021to support residents who cannot contribute to the economy fully due to poor health. Teaming up with NHS Salus, Working for a Healthy Economy provides individuals immediate contact with a health professional who can assess their circumstances to better manage any new/existing health conditions. In its first year – up to 30 September 2022 – the programme helped 514 people and it is hoped that by this September 770 will be supported. The programme is expecting to support 192 unemployed people to secure sustainable employment. This support is fully funded by the Ayrshire Growth Deal with no charge to individuals or local businesses.  Working for a Healthy Economy can support people who are in employment and also people who…

26 Oct: 100 Days of Hope

Primarily funded by the multi-million pound Ayrshire Growth Deal, ‘CoRE’ is an innovative renewables project in Cumnock which utilises the area’s natural resources to provide a low cost energy network, reveals Andrew Collier