Wise Steps helps people in Tyne and Wear to transform their lives with funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The project provides one to one tailored support to help people take positive steps towards work. Wise Steps is a partnership of local organisations led by the Wise Group.

Wise Steps can help increase job prospects and improve wellbeing.

Participants will receive one to one support from a coach. Together they will look at the personal challenges faced when finding a job. Wise Steps will help increase life skills, build confidence, help with money management, and help people get ready for work.

Participants will also receive support during job search, training, volunteering and work experience.

Wise Steps is delivered in

  • Newcastle
  • Gateshead
  • North Tyneside
  • South Tyneside
  • Sunderland

Wise Steps customers must be:

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Legally resident in the UK
  • Able to take paid employment in the European Union
  • Unemployed or economically inactive (e.g. not in work, not available for work or not seeking work)
  • Experiencing multiple barriers towards getting a job.

Wise Steps can take referrals from other organisations in the wider community and can signpost people to other services where appropriate.


To find out more about the programme, referring or signposting please contact wisesteps@thewisegroup.co.uk or ring 0191 242 4898

Wise Steps

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