Come along to Sefton@Work opening of new and improved premises

13 March 2024 3min read

Sefton@Work, who offer free advice to jobseekers and employers, are hosting a jampacked launch event on Thursday 14 March to celebrate the opening of their brand new premises in The Strand, Bootle.

Having spent over 20 years based on Bootle’s Stanley Road, Sefton@Work are now based in the former British Heart Foundation store on the lower ground floor opposite the Post Office. The new location is in the heart of Bootle with improved facilities to deliver a wider range of support and training opportunities.

To celebrate their new and improved surroundings, Sefton@Work are inviting people their launch event on Thursday 14 March, which starts from 12 noon. The event will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the free, confidential advice and guidance the team provide to residents and businesses in Sefton.

Many Council services and partners will be attending the event with stands offering free advice on the day, including:

Affordable Warmth Team

They will be offering energy saving advice, handing out leaflets and free efficiency lightbulbs.

Sefton Citizens Advice

The team will be available for information on debt management and how to book private appointments. They are based within the Sefton@Work Strand premises two days a week to see referrals.

Active Sefton

The Council’s Active Sefton service offer support and advice on getting and staying active, information on walking clubs and other local groups.

Career Connect

Advice to younger clients regarding apprenticeships, further education and more.

Housing Options

On hand to provide knowledge to anyone who may be in fear of eviction or wanting to learn more about housing laws and options.

Sefton Community Learning

The team will be handing out leaflets and discussing what courses are available for anyone who wishes to enter Adult Education. They will also be hosting interactive learning activities on the day.

Members of Sefton@Work team will be on hand to provide individual consultations for visitors. They will also be giving out information on the support they can provide, alongside other services, activities, and partners, to provide a holistic approach to people’s individual goals.

There will also be speeches from Sefton Council Chief Executive Phil Porter, Bootle MP Peter Dowd, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, Cllr Christine Howard and the Council’s Assistant Director for Economic Growth and Housing, Stuart Barnes.

People are encouraged to drop in, with no booking necessary. Refreshments will be available.

Cllr Christine Howard, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills said:
“The event is a brilliant opportunity to meet the friendly Sefton@Work team and learn more about how they can support you, whether that’s with training, education, recruitment, or self-employment.

“Events like this are key to the Council’s vision for The Strand as the heart of the town’s community, making it a place where people can still shop, but also find vital services like Sefton@Work as well as educators, health and leisure opportunities.

“There will be advice available from many incredible Council teams, local partners, and fantastic networking opportunities with local businesses. So, why not pop in and explore the range of support available?”

Sefton@Work offers free, confidential, impartial advice and guidance to Sefton residents over 16 years of age on all aspects of jobs, education, training, including self-employment.

The team provide a range of offer varied types of client centred support to meet each individual’s needs. This can include help back into work, finding their first job or help with a change of career.

Sefton@Work also provides free recruitment services for local employers, which includes advertising vacancies, managing applications and pre-screening applicants. Businesses get a free, bespoke recruitment service via our Employer Liaison Team.

People can find further information on the service at, by emailing Individuals can call Sefton@Work on 0151 934 2610 while employers should call 0151 934 2648.

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