Employment and Skills Support

Labour Market Partnership

Our Labour Market Partnership aims to support more people into meaningful employment.

The Labour Market Partnership (LMP) is a province-wide approach developed by the Department of Communities and aims to address issues with jobs and training through combining resources and delivering a collaborative and flexible approach to employability support.

The LMP focuses on improving labour market conditions and addressing issues with employers, training providers, as well as community and voluntary organisations.

Health, Wellbeing & Employability Drop-in Event

Join us for the Health, Wellbeing & Employability drop-in event for anyone currently out of work:

Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Venue: Larne Town Hall, Upper Cross Street, Larne, BT40 1RZ

Time: 10am – 2pm

Organisations and the support available on the day include;


Service/Support Overview 

Contact Details / Booking Information 
Chest Heart and Stroke Association

It is estimated that up to 89,000 adults have undiagnosed and untreated high blood pressure and 40,000 people are living with undetected AF (irregular heartbeat). Untreated AF can increase your stroke risk fivefold and high blood pressure can damage your heart, major organs and arteries over time increasing your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. To reduce your risk, get an AF and blood pressure health check with Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke!

There are limited slots available, to ensure you are not disappointed please book a health check via the booking link below.

Booking link. 

Code: LHW22

MEABC Growing Communities Team

Larne Community Fridge, Larne Promenade, opening April 2022

Tasks for volunteers will include; collecting deliveries, stocking fridge, cleaning fridge and area, opening and closing fridge. Training on Food Safety Standards is provided to volunteers.

Curran Community Garden, Curran Park, opening April 2022

Tasks for volunteers will include; weeding, watering, looking after crops. Training on Grow Your Own/managing a garden is provided to volunteers.

Litter Picking – ongoing – locations to include Linn Glen, Inver River, Larne Town Park


MEABC Skills & Entrepreneurship Team

MEA Skills and Entrepreneurship team will be available to provide employability support, advice on the various employment academies as well as business start-up support.


T: 028 2563 3363

MEABC Community Health & Wellbeing Team

MEA Community Health and Wellbeing team provide advice and support on how to Keep Warm and Keep Well including money-saving tips to help with energy efficiency and support available through the affordable warmth scheme.


Larne Jobs and Benefits Office

Staff from Larne JBO will be available to carry out job searches, provide information on provision available locally and advise on how to ensure attendees are on the correct benefit.


Condition Management Programme

Condition Management is a work-focused programme delivered by a range of health care professionals. The aim is to help people better understand and manage their health conditions so that they are more able to progress towards work and other life roles that are important to them.



The Exploring Enterprise Programme is a FREE programme that helps you to explore the option of setting up your own business or to increase your prospects of gaining employment. The programme offers one to one bespoke mentoring as well as working towards OCN Level 1 in ‘Understanding Business Enterprise’. Participants will be provided with mentoring in anything that helps them to start their own business, improve their business knowledge and understanding, improve their prospects of employment and/or increase their confidence and self-esteem.

This could include:

  • Business legal structures
  • Business finance/ Financial Planning
  • Premises searching
  • Introduction to HMRC
  • Marketing
  • CV
  • Interview techniques
  • Confidence Building/interpersonal skills

Mentoring appointments are organised to suit the individual but the training will be delivered over one week, Monday-Friday 9.30am- 12.30pm.

We will be available to 3.30pm each day if the participants wish to remain and complete their 3 assignments or they can leave at 12.30pm and complete their assignments at home.

Dates of our next course have yet to be confirmed but we predict it could be in May 2022


Disability Action

Workable NI is an in-work support programme for people with disabilities that are having issues sustaining and retaining employment, Job Match a programme that seeks to secure suitable employment for people with disabilities seeking to enter or re-enter the labour market and information on our in-house counselling programme.


Network Personnel

Network Personnel offers various FREE employability programmes; designed and tailored to meet the individual’s needs and address barriers to employment.  This support includes CV; job search; accredited and non-accredited training; wellbeing; accessing specialist support and grants. 

Phone: 028 7963 1032

Email: info@networkpersonnel.org.uk


The STRIDE project offers people with disabilities and health conditions who are unemployed/economically inactive the opportunity to gain skills, build confidence and get valuable support to get into work.   

We can help with:

• Job Searching

• CV Completion

• Job Applications

• Interview Skills, including Mock Interviews and Preparation for Online Interviews

• Qualifications for Work including Essential Skills (if applicable)

• Work Experience

• Getting a Job

• Support In Work

• Health & Wellbeing Support

• Meeting New People



Now Group

NOW Group – deliver training and employment initiatives including ‘Verve’ which supports anyone over 16 who has a learning difficulty/disability, autism or associated health condition and would like support in gaining employment.



DACTs (Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams) are made up of statutory and community agencies with an interest in or need to, address drug and alcohol issues in the Trust area.

There is a DACT for each Health Trust area in Northern Ireland, and each has a Connections team.

We (Connections) support the development and implementation of each DACT’s action plan. We also offer a range of services including awareness sessions, signposting to services and promoting campaigns and events.

Office: 07923 129559

Email: info@start360.org