The Travel for Work Partnership

Introduction

  • 65% of people remained in employment up to 13 weeks after receiving support from Travel for Work
  • 85% of those still in work are continuing to use public transport as a result

 

Summary

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a huge difference, like helping someone get to work before their first pay day.

For jobseekers or the long-term unemployed, getting back into work can be a challenging experience, without the added headache of working out how to commute to and from work on time and the cost of transport. For shift workers commuting at unsociable hours or those faced with a long, difficult journey, the daily commute can be a daunting task and heavy financial burden.

Collectively encouraging greater use of public transport and making it more amenable is a key priority as it is so vital to improving the region’s economy and environment.

Through a strategic partnership with West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive - Metro, the five West Yorkshire local authorities and Jobcentre Plus, Yorkshire Forward developed the ‘Travel for Work Partnership’ – a successful project aimed at helping jobseekers overcome travel barriers and therefore ease their path back into employment.

Yorkshire Forward is investing £1 million over three years into Travel for Work which will ensure that over 3,000 eligible jobseekers are provided with benefits such as free Metro travel tickets for their first month of work and route planning information and advice.

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