The Healthier Working Futures programme is looking to work with young adults, aged 16-25, who are
interested in exploring a career in health and care – this could be through training, work experience or paid
employment. With several hundred current vacancies, this sector is one of the fastest-growing in Leeds,
and one which provides an excellent career path for young people.

Healthier Working Futures provides a joined-up pathway from engagement, through job readiness and
coaching to employment opportunities. A range of third sector groups have been appointed to provide 1-1
support to young people, including Lighthouse Futures Trust, Unity Homes & Enterprise, Barca, Barnardos, Learning Partnerships, Health for All and Smart Works Leeds.

Young people participating in the programme may live in areas of the city that are categorised as the most
economically deprived, or they may be part of a specific community of interest who experience some form
of inequality such as: learning difficulties or disabilities, social, emotional and / or mental health issues,
those who are dis-engaged from education, or people who are impacted by substance use or dislocation
(homelessness, running away, family breakdown).

To ensure that young people in our communities are aware of this programme and how to access support,
we need your help. You can assist us in the following ways:

  •  Share the registration form. If you know any young people who could be interested in joining the
    programme, ask them to fill out the form at the following link and one of our advisors will be in
    touch to speak to them about potential opportunities. Alternatively, we would be very grateful if
    you could share the registration link with your audiences via bulletins, social media etc. if you can. Leeds Health and Care Careers Registration Form Tickets | Eventbrite
  • Suggest community spaces for engagement events. As part of this programme, East Leeds Project,
    a delivery partner of Healthier Working Futures, are hosting community events via their mobile arts
    and creative space – KIOSK. The 2-3 hour creative workshops will be led by Leeds-based artists, and
    aim to help young people find out more about the job opportunities available, and sign up for
    employment support and training. We are looking for community spaces visited by people aged 16-
    25 to host KIOSK events. If you would like more details, email Kerry at [email protected]

If you are an organisation that supports eligible young people, and would like to find out how you can get involved in the programme, please email [email protected]
If you have any general questions about Healthier Working Futures, please contact [email protected]