July 8, 2016

Here For You

Here for You service is no longer available on a drop in basis, you must contact us first to arrange a suitable appointment. We are continuing to support customers on a telephone basis if this more convenient, as it can reduce the need for travel if a simple CV update is required. Face to Face appointments are available for more complex issues. We also work closely with Berwick Food Bank providing extra support, advice and guidance to its customers to help with the crisis that they are facing.

We have recently upgraded our IT suite, through funding from The National Lottery. We can now offer access to 6 up to date Laptops for customers to use either supported by a member of staff or to use unsupported for anything including Jobsearching and online interviews.

We also have an IPad and an Android Tablet available to those customers who prefer to use these.

Here for You supports everyone in the local community, there are no restrictions and you can be either in employment looking for a change of role or unemployed and looking to rejoin the labour market. We accept customers from Berwick and its surrounding areas, this includes customers from just over the border living in the TD15 postcode.

Activities include assisting customers with getting an up to date CV, accessing a computer for jobsearching, making benefit claims, completing application forms, interview and confidence building training, basic online computer skills and technology support for using different devices and platforms for jobsearching.

If you would like us to look at your current CV and/or Covering Letter then please email these to admin@nullberwicktrust.org.uk, with a message of the changes you would like made or what kind of work you are applying for. A member of the team will look over these for you and get in touch.

Here For You ServiceOpening hours
Monday9:15am - 4:30pm
9:15am - 4:30pm
9:15am - 4:30pm
9:15am - 4:30pm
Friday9:15am - 4:30pm

Services Available

  • Registered UK Online centre offering online basics training, for both PCs and mobile technology.
  • Assisting in online benefit claims including Universal Credit, how to create and manage these accounts to meet JC+ expectations.
  • Supporting customers in job searching, CV writing, interview techniques and confidence building.
  • Assisting and supporting customers with creating and using of email accounts and find a job accounts.
  • Access to PC’s and Internet for Job related activities.
  • One-One budgeting support available to everyone, to offer support with identifying how and where to save money and save for those special occasions.
  • Help reducing your monthly utility bills, how to use U-switch or other comparison sites to get you a good deal on internet, gas, electricity and even your car insurance.

The service is completely free of charge and available to everyone within the community.

The scheme came into existence in January 2013 as a result of the closure of an other local provider and the void in service provision for Berwick that there absence left.

Here for You has received funding for operational costs through various charitable organisations over the years including The Community Foundation and the Salvation Army. Funding was also secured from DWP in 2013 through to 2016 and more recently via Bernicia’s Community Grant Fund Scheme. Here for You is always on the lookout for donors to fund its Charitable work in the community to sustain the support, advice and training services it delivers.

Here for You continues to grow from strength to strength and as well as unemployed customers they have also supported customers through redundancies at Seton Hall in 2015 as well as supporting employees from Jus Rol through 2016.

In June 2014 Here for You was awarded runner up in the Outstanding Project of the Year Award whilst in 2013 it was awarded the Innovation Award both by the Berwick Voluntary Forum

Outcomes to date:

Attended Appointments
Service RegistrationsJob Outcomes

You can now donate to our services online via Local giving, either a one off donation or you can set up a monthly donation. Please leave a comment with your donation if you require funds to be allocated to Here for You. This will enable us to keep this vital service available to everyone in our community.