COTSWOLD Friends has been supported by the GEM project to launch a Work Club in the North Cotswolds.

The North Cotswolds Work Club is available for a 3-month trial period at the Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

There will be 6 laptops, a printer, IT support and help from volunteers to undertake on-line job searches, complete job application forms, letters and create a CV. Additional expert help with benefits, debt, housing, training and volunteering experience can also be arranged for attendees.

is no charge to attend the work club or use any of the club’s facilities.

Amanda Howard chief executive of Cotswold Friends said: “Looking for work can be a very lonely and isolating experience. Many of us are having to work for longer as pensions start later and the cost of living rises.

"If you don’t have access to a computer and a printer to create and print job applications, letters and CVs; if you haven’t looked for work for a long time and need advice about CV creation or letter writing; if you aren’t familiar with the internet and using on-line search engines to find job vacancies, then finding work can seem impossible.

"Not only does the work club provide these facilities, and support to use them, but also encouragement, peer support and camaraderie from a group of people who all face the same challenges. This kind of support can grow confidence and can make a big difference to not only the experience of looking for work but also to the successful outcome of finding a suitable role.”

To use the work club contact Julie Mitchell on 01608 697002 or email or call in to the Moreton Area Centre. The work club starts on Friday August 3.