Founded in 1984 and operating in Plymouth since 1996, Tomorrow's People (TP) is a national employment charity set up to help people and communities overcome long-term unemployment. It acts as an expert intermediary and interface between government, businesses and individuals who want to return to work.
It helps unemployed people get the skills and qualifications that local employers are looking for. Then it matches these trained and motivated job seekers with local businesses, for whom recruitment and retention of staff can be a time consuming and expensive experience.
In the process, TP changes the lives of people resigned to a hopeless future of never having a job and never contributing to the communities they live in. Not only can this significantly improve the quality of life for those we help and their families, it also makes sound financial sense.
TP also dispels the preconceived notions of many employers about taking the long-term unemployed into their staff.
Our two current key programmes in Plymouth are delivery of:
- the Work Programme (as a sub contractor to Prospects) and
- our bespoke youth training programme 'Working it Out' (WIO).
The Virginia House Settlement's kind donation is being allocated to WIO.
In November each year Tomorrow's People holds an annual awards ceremony to celebrate the successes achieved during the year under various categories. The awards are hotly contested and we are delighted that one of our two WIO Teams in Plymouth has won the Team of the Year Award in 2015 for the third year in a row!
The images are courtesy of Tomorrow's People; they show the award-winning team in action.