Bury St Edmunds Job Centre- case study
Local Links have engaged with the Job Centre in Bury St Edmunds to provide their staff and Job Centre users with useful free information regarding active travel to interviews and jobs. Late last year, Local Links took part in the Jobs Fair, where we provided personal travel plans for Job Centre users and relevant information tailored to the individuals needs of travelling to work. Recently, Local Links have also been taking part in the jobs clubs as well as working with the Job Centre to overcome the transport barriers that some staff and Job Centre users have.
When asking Alison how important active travel to work is for Job Centre users, she said, "This is crucial. Especially due to the rural locality of some people. It is also great for their mental health. Especially if they are at home all day with little money. Getting out in the fresh air to commute to an interview or a job is a healthy step." Read more