Works Better is not like other ‘into-work’ programmes. We help people who want to get into work overcome the barriers that are stopping them, and we support employers with suitable vacancies to access this source of committed future employees.

Works Better in Kirklees is delivered by the Fusion Paddock Partnership, Proper Job Theatre Company and Kirklees Council.

We can support you with:

  • Claiming benefits

  • Developing new skills through online learning

  • Updating your CV

  • Advice and guidance on a new career

  • Help you move back into work

Please call the advisor nearest to you:

TANYA - Heckmondwike, Mirfield, Lindley

07716 639494 /

JOHN - Crosland Moor, Netherton, Golcar

07716 638773 /

DAVE - Denby Dale, Kirkburton, Dalton, Almondbury

07498 856170 /

Alternatively go to and tell us how we can help.

Our job is to get you ‘work ready’ and that will mean something slightly different for everyone we help. We all have barriers that stop us doing things – and in the case of getting  a job it could be childcare issues, low confidence, or a lack of IT skills. Our experienced team will create a unique programme for you that maximises your potential and gets you back into work.


As well as helping you, we also have a Works Better Jobs Team who are working with local businesses and sourcing vacancies for people returning to work. Not every job is suitable, we look to work with employers who see the benefit of employing someone returning to work.


Works Better Enhanced is receiving up to £3,113,574 of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.


The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.


For more information visit

Tel: 01484 514 687


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