Works for Us on International Womens Day

I was able to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with a visit to long-standing employability charity Works for Us.

Formerly known as Women in Work, Works for Us has a rich history in supporting local women in to employment and training. The charity is hoping to continue its success in serving the local community, having celebrated 40 years of service last year.

The charity, located in the iconic Point building in central Milton Keynes, provides local men and women with free careers advice, training and support. With gender equality a key business issue, Works for Us continues to play a pivotal role in helping local women return to work after taking a career break.

The visit gave the charity the opportunity to share their ambitious plans for the future with me , alongside a discussion of how the lack of flexible working opportunities in Milton Keynes is impacting upon local employment opportunities.

I met up with clients, volunteers and staff to understand how the charity supports local people improve their lives and employment prospects.

Meeting the team and those who they support, only endorsed my admiration for their tenacity to offer training, guidance and most importantly confidence to those wanting to find employment, despite all the challenges they have faced over the past 40 years.