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Northamptonshire County Council support scheme to help unemployed through clothes donations

Posted: 17/04/19 by Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council is appealing for donations of clothing as part of a new scheme to help unemployed people in the county reach their full potential and are hosting an Information and Donation event at One Angel Square on the 23rd April between 10 am and 1 pm.

The Changing Room would like to invite local business people to help users of the Employment and Disability Service (EADS) and Job Centre Plus users, to overcome the barriers they face in securing a job by donating any unwanted smart clothing.

If you are unable to attend on the 23rd, you may want to drop by to one of the pop-up shops which will be open in Kettering, Wellingborough, Northampton, Towcester and Corby. These pop-up shops are designed to offer employment advice to enable the participants to feel confident to find a job.

Donations of professional attire suitable for job interviews including suits, shoes, bags and accessories will be accepted at locations across the county:

• Drovers Hall, London Road, Kettering
• 6, Harrowden Road, Wellingborough
• Abington Park Cottage, Abington Park, Northampton
• EADS, Patrick Road Resource Centre, Corby
• Olympus House, Billing Brook Road, Weston Favell

Clothing can also be dropped off to the county council offices at One Angel Square in Northampton on Tuesday 23rd April.

Anna Earnshaw, director of adult social care said: “This scheme is all about empowering people to re-join the workforce. We want the people we support to feel fantastic about themselves when they go to their interview.

“A job interview can be extremely daunting and often a stressful experience and we hope this initiative will make the process that little bit easier.”

Cllr Sandra Naden-Horley, county council cabinet member for adult social care said: “Interview appropriate items are sought for both men and women and this really is the perfect opportunity for local residents to be part of someone’s success story and donate garments that could help change their life by getting them back into work.”

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