New Horizons

About New Horizons

New Horizons is an innovative project offering support to those living in the Liverpool City Region who experience specific and multiple barriers accessing job search, training and education opportunities that enable them to compete effectively in the employment market.  Through offering a person-centred approach our specialist advisers will offer advice, training and support that will the lives of of 3120 local residents enabling their movement into work, education or training. Part Funded by European Social Fund the programmes will deliver services through:

  • Supporting individuals to develop their confidence and self esteem
  • Supporting individuals to understand the job market and develop their skills
  • Offering appropriate and person-centred advice and training tailored to need
  • Enabling people to participate in active Job Search
  • Connecting participants to volunteering, education, training, specific job and job trial opportunities
  • Supporting at least 585 people to be in employment including self-employment within 6 months after leaving the project
  • Supporting a further 331 participants in education or training programmes within 6 months after leaving the programme
  • Connecting them to other support programmes e.g. Ways to Work ILM, Apprenticeship, AEB provision, Building Better Opportunities – Better Off Finance and Digital Projects and Household into Work
  • Providing a branded One Front Door for people to access information on the project, its benefits and to ensure that there is not customer confusion

New Horizons is:

  • Client led, person-centred, quality driven service
  • Offering true diagnostic of client needs
  • Confidence building
  • Creating quality pathways to employment and economic opportunity
  • Developmental
  • Motivational
  • Transformational
  • Providing expert advice and support
  • A central contact for those out of work seeking to access support to take their next steps forward

The key objectives of New Horizons are to remove barriers to employment and education opportunities through raising aspirations, developing confidence and skills and raising awareness of pathways into employment opportunities to raise the economic position of those involved, and in turn enhance the wellbeing of these individuals and those around them. Through empowering the individual, we enable communities to flourish.

About the Partnership

New Horizons is delivered through an innovative partnership approach led by The Women’s Organisation. Offering support to individuals in the Liverpool City Region are: Citizen’s Advice Knowsley, Citizen’s Advice Halton, Innovative Alliance Ltd, Health Energy Advice Team (LDAS), Knowsley Disability Concern, Merseyside Expanding Horizons(MEH), Raise, Steve Biko Housing Association, St Helens Chamber, Wirral Chamber, The Prince’s Trust, Transform Lives Company, The Brain Charity  and The Women’s Organisation

The partnership has been carefully selected to ensure a high quality of service is delivered across diverse communities, particularly focusing on accessibility for BAME communities, those with a disability or long-term health condition and those with socio-economic barriers.

For More Information on New Horizons

Telephone: 0151 706 8111


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Our Funders

The project is receiving 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 (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) 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 support skill development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regeneration. For more information visit


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