More Positive Together (MPT) is a £6m project and part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England to deliver the project which is designed to address the needs’ of Lancashire residents who are furthest from the labour market and to help them to improve their employment prospects. The Project will build on a successful project – ‘Positive Together’ and will work with 16 Partners to engage a minimum of 2250 people aged 15+ between now and December 2019.
MPT brings together Social Housing Organisations from across Lancashire with a combined portfolio of over 61,220 properties located in the 20% most deprived Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Lancashire. The programme will aim to reach out to those furthest from the labour market, initially providing intense 1 to 1 support, then progressing to a wider engagement offer of sports, environmental and arts activities. The partnerships will deliver a programme of opportunities to get involved in work experience, volunteering and training which will help them be more prepared for employment.