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OPUS (for people aged 25 and over)

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The OPUS project is aimed at supporting individuals aged 25 and over, who are considered to be furthest from the labour market with multiple, complex barriers to employment, specifically long-term unemployed and/or economically inactive (not in education or training).
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Who can OPUS work with?

Individuals may be eligible for support if they live in Conwy county (and not residing in a Communities First Area) and are:

Economically inactive (aged 25 and over), not in education or training, who have complex barriers to employment that include:

  • Low or no skills
  • A work limiting health condition or disability (including alcohol or substance misuse)
  • Care or childcare responsibilities
  • Aged 54 and over
  • From a jobless household

Long-Term Unemployed (aged 25 and over), who have complex barriers to employment that include:

  • Low or no skills
  • A work limiting health condition or disability (including substance or alcohol misuse)
  • Are from a BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) group

What does OPUS offer?

OPUS will provide support and interventions that will equip the participants with the appropriate skills to gain sustainable employment. These include:

  • One to one support
  • Work Star assessments and completion of an action plan
  • Group work activities to improve confidence and self esteem
  • Training opportunities to improve skills
  • Volunteering and work placements to gain practical work experience
  • Job search and CV writing skillsInterview techniques

Need more information or have any questions?

If you want to find out more or know of anyone who would benefit from OPUS support, please contact us:

OPUSlogoTelephone: 01492 576360
Email: letsgetworking@conwy.gov.uk


OPUS is a regional project led by Conwy County Borough Council in partnership with Anglesey County Council, Gwynedd County Council and Denbighshire County Council.

OPUS is an EU funded project that is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.



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