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Broadway Lodge Training and Employment support

What can be accessed through the West of England Works programme?

Former Broadway Lodge clients and other people in recovery in the community who are eligible can engage in the service, providing them with access to a range of personal development initiatives to suit their individual needs. This includes support with their recovery as well as access to an array of college courses, volunteering opportunities, money management advice/signposting, help with interview techniques, CV writing and other support required to build on their skills, knowledge and confidence so that they are more prepared for securing employment. Broadway Lodge can specifically provide people in recovery with access to:

  • One to one recovery support and personal development plans
  • Group support sessions at Broadway Lodge or other specialist services
  • Support to access training, educational and personal development courses
  • Support to access voluntary work, work taster days and work placements

This invaluable programme strengthens the service we provide to those in Third Stage and Aftercare, helping to significantly improve their future prospects and inspire them to learn and make connections with other organisations and employers.

The outcomes of those engaged with the West of England Works programme have been very positive. Among the many benefits, increased confidence and mental health improvements have been commonly experienced.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Wendy Ruddick
Contact Position
Project Co-ordinator
01934 812 319
Broadway Lodge website
Parent Organisation
West of England Works

Where to go

Broadway Lodge
Totterdown Lane,
BS24 9NN

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free for eligible participants


Referral Details

Referral Criteria

To enrol in the programme, participants must be age 18 or over,  in recovery from drug, alcohol and addiction issues without an existing paid or voluntary job. They must also be either economically inactive, have a long-term health condition and in receipt of ESA or UC, or be long-term unemployed and in receipt of JSA or UC for over 12 months. Participants must be based in the West of England Works area which is: North Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset.


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