Posted: Thursday - June 23, 2022 5:29 pm     
​FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, turning an environmental problem into a social solution. With 8.4m people in the UK struggling to afford to eat, and 131,000 children living in poverty in Birmingham alone, FareShare Midlands core mission has never been more vital. The charity continues to supply good quality surplus food to local community organisations who are tackling hunger, poverty and the effects of the cost of living crisis.
 
At the same time, FareShare Midlands is expanding its services to vulnerable individuals, by creating access to work and training in warehousing and logistics, through their growing employability programmes.
 
People can find themselves unemployed for many reasons, and the rise in the costs of food, energy and fuel has only increased this. Unemployment frequently leads to financial hardship, debt, housing stress and family tension. It also has a negative effect on confidence, self-esteem and mental health – making it even more difficult to find a new job.
 
FareShare Midlands’ employability schemes are designed to fight these barriers. The programmes target different age groups to offer a wide range of advice, support, comprehensive training and hands-on work experience, to empower participants to return to the workplace.
 
The schemes offer Birmingham employers the chance to easily access a pool of potential employees, who will be trained and ready to work, while also supporting FareShare Midlands in its charitable aims and ambitions.
 
Employability Facts and Figures:
  • In October 2021 the UK reached a record number of job vacancies, 1.1 million, with over 1.5 million individuals unemployed.
  • The warehouse and logistics sector is one of the most heavily impacted.
  • The number of UK business premises used for transport, logistics and warehousing has almost doubled in the last decade. These premises are mainly located in the Midlands, East of England and Yorkshire and The Humber.
  • By 2024, FareShare Midlands aims to support​ 400 people into vocational training, placements or paid employment.
  • The FareShare Midlands employability programmes are developed in partnership with well-known projects like the PURE Employment Service and forward-thinking warehousing and logistics employers such as B2W, Cadbury and Ocado.
  • FareShare Midlands delivers a six-week programme of classroom and work experience to help unemployed participants (currently aged over 25) to develop the skills, knowledge and expertise they require to enter training, work placements and ultimately employment.
  • Employers with regular vacancies in the areas of warehousing and logistics can save time and money in respect of advertising, recruitment and hiring processes, by partnering with FareShare Midlands. At the same time, they are supporting the charity while providing valuable opportunities for individuals to re-enter the job market or secure a job for the first time.
  • FareShare Midlands delivers a steady flow of employees who are trained and ready to start work, with skills that are tailor-made to the positions that the employer needs to fill.
Simone Connolly, CEO of FareShare Midlands said “while our overarching mission will always be to redistribute surplus food to local community organisations, we want to help even more vulnerable members of society to improve their lives for the long-term. The loss of a job and earnings have such a devastating impact, and FareShare Midlands will develop our employability programmes to help those who are unemployed to gain skills, experience and confidence. Creating opportunities like this means that not only are we helping people in need to eat, but we’re also providing support to lift families out of the cycle of poverty”.
 
As the region’s largest food redistribution charity, FareShare Midlands delivers good quality surplus food to 550 frontline charities and reaches 60,000 vulnerable people every week. To build on this support to families and individuals suffering poverty, food inequality and the increasing impact of the cost of living crisis, the charity is embedding and growing its employability services throughout the Midlands. You can learn more about the employability programme here, or support FareShare Midlands by signing up to volunteer here.
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Posted: Thursday - June 23, 2022 5:29 pm     
​FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, turning an environmental problem into a social solution. With 8.4m people in the UK struggling to afford to eat, and 131,000 children living in poverty in Birmingham alone, FareShare Midlands core mission has never been more vital. The charity continues to supply good quality surplus food to local community organisations who are tackling hunger, poverty and the effects of the cost of living crisis.
 
At the same time, FareShare Midlands is expanding its services to vulnerable individuals, by creating access to work and training in warehousing and logistics, through their growing employability programmes.
 
People can find themselves unemployed for many reasons, and the rise in the costs of food, energy and fuel has only increased this. Unemployment frequently leads to financial hardship, debt, housing stress and family tension. It also has a negative effect on confidence, self-esteem and mental health – making it even more difficult to find a new job.
 
FareShare Midlands’ employability schemes are designed to fight these barriers. The programmes target different age groups to offer a wide range of advice, support, comprehensive training and hands-on work experience, to empower participants to return to the workplace.
 
The schemes offer Birmingham employers the chance to easily access a pool of potential employees, who will be trained and ready to work, while also supporting FareShare Midlands in its charitable aims and ambitions.
 
Employability Facts and Figures:
  • In October 2021 the UK reached a record number of job vacancies, 1.1 million, with over 1.5 million individuals unemployed.
  • The warehouse and logistics sector is one of the most heavily impacted.
  • The number of UK business premises used for transport, logistics and warehousing has almost doubled in the last decade. These premises are mainly located in the Midlands, East of England and Yorkshire and The Humber.
  • By 2024, FareShare Midlands aims to support​ 400 people into vocational training, placements or paid employment.
  • The FareShare Midlands employability programmes are developed in partnership with well-known projects like the PURE Employment Service and forward-thinking warehousing and logistics employers such as B2W, Cadbury and Ocado.
  • FareShare Midlands delivers a six-week programme of classroom and work experience to help unemployed participants (currently aged over 25) to develop the skills, knowledge and expertise they require to enter training, work placements and ultimately employment.
  • Employers with regular vacancies in the areas of warehousing and logistics can save time and money in respect of advertising, recruitment and hiring processes, by partnering with FareShare Midlands. At the same time, they are supporting the charity while providing valuable opportunities for individuals to re-enter the job market or secure a job for the first time.
  • FareShare Midlands delivers a steady flow of employees who are trained and ready to start work, with skills that are tailor-made to the positions that the employer needs to fill.
Simone Connolly, CEO of FareShare Midlands said “while our overarching mission will always be to redistribute surplus food to local community organisations, we want to help even more vulnerable members of society to improve their lives for the long-term. The loss of a job and earnings have such a devastating impact, and FareShare Midlands will develop our employability programmes to help those who are unemployed to gain skills, experience and confidence. Creating opportunities like this means that not only are we helping people in need to eat, but we’re also providing support to lift families out of the cycle of poverty”.
 
As the region’s largest food redistribution charity, FareShare Midlands delivers good quality surplus food to 550 frontline charities and reaches 60,000 vulnerable people every week. To build on this support to families and individuals suffering poverty, food inequality and the increasing impact of the cost of living crisis, the charity is embedding and growing its employability services throughout the Midlands. You can learn more about the employability programme here, or support FareShare Midlands by signing up to volunteer here.

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