‘Communities for Work’


‘Communities for work is a voluntary program that helps those furthest from the labour market to tackle their barriers to employment.


If you would like to make a referral to the program,


please send a referral to c4w@bridgend.gov.uk

The Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme and the Zone Family Centre.




The Bridge MPS (incorporating the Zone family centre) provides a variety of volunteering opportunities for people with less experience and low confidence to increase their chances of employability through training and skills development.  Accreditation is available for certain volunteering positions.




Working in partnership with schools, colleges, universities and various employment  agencies work placements are provided to support CVs and personal development. Placements include: Office work, Customer Care, Youth Work, Mentoring, Gardening, Fundraising, Marketing, Building maintenance.




Use of computers for Job search and CV writing. One to one support available.


Website: www.thebridgemps.org.uk

Cyfle Cymru


  • Cyfle Cymru is an ESF-funded project delivered throughout WESTERN BAY and is a partnership between WCADA, BAROD and HAFAL.
  • Cyfle Cymru Peer Mentors help people to develop confidence & self-esteem and provide support to access training, qualifications and work experience all at the learner’s own pace.
  • We help people affected by substance misuse AND/OR mental health conditions to gain the skills necessary to enter the world of employment and further learning.


What can Cyfle Cymru offer? -

  • One-to-one support from a peer mentor!
  • Our peer mentors draw on their own experience of substance misuse, recovery and/or mental health conditions.
  • Our team of experienced staff understand what you are going through and can be with you when you face new experiences.
  • Our expertise in treatment and recovery means you can trust us to help you make the right decisions.
  • Access to qualifications and training (e.g. Adult First Aid, Children’s First Aid, Personal Development, I.T. & Maths to name but a few…).
  • Recognised Diploma on-line courses in a wide diverse range of subjects.
  • Access to volunteering opportunities such as the allotments, arts & crafts, beach cleans, walks in the community etc.
  • Job club with help to search and apply for jobs, write your own C.V, help with “Interview Techniques”, all with your very own specialist employment officer.
  • Continuation of support after you enter work, training or education to help you settle in.


Who is Eligible?


  • You are aged 16 to 24 and not in employment, education or training.
  • You are aged 25 or over and long-term unemployed or economically inactive.
  • You live in the Western Bay area.
  • You are in recovery from substance misuse and/or mental health issues.

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