Next Step (Community Renewal)
The Next Step Project commenced on 1st April 2019. It is delivered in partnership between Community Renewal Trust, Citizens Advice Edinburgh, Cre8te Opportunities and One Parent Families Scotland on behalf of City of Edinburgh Council.
We provide high-quality integrated support to help people achieve better work. Our work aims to transform peoples lives through person-centred one-to-one support. We are also engaging with employers to access under-used talent amongst Edinburgh’s residents. People will be able to drop in anytime into any of our centres. These centres will be open some evenings and weekends each week to better support people in-work, tackling low income and supporting unemployed work ready people.
Appointments can be made directly by residents of Edinburgh, by job centre staff or any professional in one of the city’s agencies or third sector organisations. We operate a no wrong door approach in our centres which are open for anyone with any query.
Employability, Education and training, Money / Benefits, and Volunteering
Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, and Health Conditions
Age group served
16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+
Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, Stage 4 / Job Matching, and Stage 5 / Upskilling & Aftercare