Cross Keys Homes

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is proud to be a partner in the Community Connections North programme, offering personally tailored support to the residents of Peterborough. Our Community Connections Coach, is here to support and build your confidence and skills to help you to get into work.

The support we offer will be exactly right for your personal needs and we’ll help you to develop your own action plan to ensure you meet your goals. You’ll benefit from one to one support along with other training we’ll identify for you, plus we’ll support you into volunteering opportunities to help you to gain even more skills.

Beyond the Community Connections programme you can also benefit from a wide range of support and training offered by CKH through our community hubs in Peterborough, and CKH Learning, our brand new e-learning portal. Our Careers Club is always here for you if you need further support with job seeking, or want to move on with your career, and we can continue with your training and development, from confidence building to IT skills.

To find out more about what CKH can offer you, give us a call on 01733 396404 or email You can also find out more on our website, and follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all our events and activities (just search for Cross Keys Homes).


Early Years Alliance

The Early Years Alliance Community Connections Advisor, is able to offer families and individuals bespoke information, advice and guidance to support you back into job search, training or employment.  Our focus is to families and accessing childcare however, our tailored support is for anyone who is eligible to take part in this project. 

We will work with you to identify what kind of support you need, guide you to the right kind of information and support – our support will continue throughout the programme and how long this takes will be decided by your individual needs. 

Early Years Alliance

The Early Years Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England. A registered educational charity, it also provides high-quality affordable childcare and education to support children and families in areas of deprivation throughout the country.

The Alliance represents 14,000 members and supports them to deliver care and learning to more than 800,000 families every year. We deliver family learning projects, offer information and advice, produce specialist publications, run acclaimed training programmes and campaign to influence early years policy and practice.

The Alliance website is 



Are you over 18, in receipt of benefits or not in paid employment?

Do you have a disability or feel socially isolated?

Do you feel you have something to offer and want to learn new skills but are unsure of how to achieve this?

Why not try the Building Better Opportunities project where over the past 4 years we have supported people just like you to gain skills around employment, using I.T, gaining a qualification in Enterprise, independent living skills, literacy and numeracy, woodwork and gardening, sociability and taking on responsibility to gain self-confidence to take more control of your future.

Want to know more?

Then take a look at our website or contact FACET: on 01354 655080


Established in 1998, Ferry Project is an award-winning social enterprise and registered charity that helps homeless people in Fenland.

The aim of Ferry Project is not simply to provide accommodation, but to give people the skills they need to enable them to live independently.  These include life skills such as cooking and cleaning, education courses, vocational training, volunteering and employment opportunities.

We currently provide up to eighty-eight bed spaces in Wisbech and engage with over three hundred clients per year.  We are the largest provider for homelessness-related issues in the district, engaging with an estimated eighty percent of those who find themselves homeless in Fenland.

"Ferry Project provides a short-term interaction in an individual’s life when they have an immediate need. Once we carry them to their destination, they move on.”
Keith Smith, Founder & Director of Ferry Project

Our clients include people with financial problems, people fleeing domestic violence, people recovering from a family breakdown or from drug and alcohol abuse, young people leaving the care system, those who have been sexually abused, ex-offenders and those with simply nowhere else to go.

On entry to Ferry Project, individuals are assigned a key worker.  The key worker will work with the individual client to assess that person’s need and create an individual support plan with self-determined goals.  These goals may include referrals to partner agencies, and getting back in touch with family and friends.

Counselling and basic skills training are performed at the project’s headquarters, Octavia View, with additional educational courses provided at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech.

Telephone: 01945 429300


Hanseatic Union is a charity based in King's Lynn and West Norfolk.  We work to support those who are facing barriers in their lives.  We work with all nationalities; however our staff are multi-lingual which means we can work with a wide range of people.

Our services include:

support finding employment - help to find a job, job applications, CV writing, interview support.

supporting families - children's holiday clubs, supporting parents with schools’ issues such as Send.

Advice and guidance - including benefits advice, PIP applications and links to other support services.

Training - Esol taught within the community, and links to other training providers.

HEADWAY Cambridgeshire

Headway Cambridgeshire are pleased to offer 1:1 support through our Community Connections course, aimed at bringing participants closer to accessing training or employment and feeling more connected with their local community. Whether you have aspirations for a few hours volunteering a month to a full-time job or would just like to find the direction you want to start looking in for the future, this could help you move towards your employment, volunteering or social engagement goals.

Sessions may encompass goal setting, CV writing, support to access training courses, job search, application writing, and interview skills.  Where possible, participants are also signposted to relevant social groups and community services in order to develop peer support and improved overall wellbeing.  

You will be suitable for support if you have a brain injury, are currently unemployed, have the right to live and work in the UK and are eligible for or eventually looking for employment or volunteering.


Kickstart is a charity based in Dereham, Norfolk. Starting in 1996 as a non-profit organisation, Kickstart became a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee in 2003. Set up to provide an alternative transport service across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Rutland to individuals with a transport need, we are proud to state that since 1996 we have assisted over 7,000 people, with over 4,800 of these going on to secure employment, training or education. Working with multi-agencies, trusts and foundations, Kickstart receives over 750 applications per annum and with a fleet of over 300 Honda Vision Mopeds we assist more than 400 applicants on to our moped scheme per year, covering an area of more than 8500 square miles. This has enabled Kickstart to become both the largest and only sustainable ‘Wheels to Work’ Charity in the country and we are a proud member of the National Wheels to Work UK Charity, the Chamber of commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.

One of the main barriers identified as to why an individual residing in rural communities is not able to secure a better future for themselves is the lack of transport. Having to rely on public transport, spend large parts of their budget on travel expenses or rely on family and friends to provide them with a lift, often places a heavy burden on both the individual and those around them. This burden can lead to the individual giving up on their future all together and Kickstart wants to prevent this from happening.

Whether you're unemployed, a student, an apprentice, attending training or in employment, Kickstart could help you if transport is a problem.

Contact Kickstart at: 01362 699923

Talk to a member of our team 01923 698430