Wanted! Men’s ideas for a working future.
A new website has been launched asking men in Newry Mourne and Down for their ideas on what can help them get jobs in the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the economic landscape with many jobs lost, some possibly forever. New jobs will arise but people recently laid off, or those who have been unemployed for longer, will be looking for new opportunities including those in building new skills for new jobs.
The Living Well Together ‘What Works for Men?’ website is a new online resource asking men in Newry, Mourne and Down what could help, or what has helped them get back into work.
Launching the site in the week of International Men’s Day, Community Planning Partnership Chairperson Róisín Coulter said,
“We want to hear from men. We would like feedback from men’s experience about the things which have been of most benefit to them in getting them back to work.
We hope to create more effective support across the range of organisations that are there to help. We are targeting men in this project because men don’t often make as much use of the support available. With their help we want to create support more relevant to men’s needs.”
The Living Well Together ‘What Works for Men?’ project website www.livingwelltogethernmd.org will be open from Monday 16 November 2020 for four weeks until mid-December 2020. Anyone resident in Newry Mourne and Down can register on the site and give their ideas, share their experience, tell their own story, complete a survey or join a discussion forum on what can help.
The ‘What Works for Men?’ project is an online community engagement initiative of the Newry Mourne and Down Community Planning Partnership seeking the views and experience of people on the issues that directly affect them. The Partnership aims to develop additional online community engagement with panels of citizens across Newry Mourne and Down in the future.
The project is supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through the Civic Innovation Fund.
For further information contact:
David Patterson, Head of Community Planning, NMDDC
Mobile: 07971 567894
Email: [email protected]