Reed in Partnership’s mission is to positively transform people and their communities. They have been supporting jobseekers for over 20 years, helping people to change their lives for the better through employment.


About the Restart Scheme


Reed in Partnership provides the Department for Work and Pension’s Restart Scheme.


The Restart Scheme is a support service for long-term unemployed jobseekers. The service gives Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least 12 months enhanced support to find jobs in their local area. Participants who fit the eligibility criteria receive up to 12 months of intensive personal support to help them break down their barriers to work and secure sustained employment.

Personal support from an expert Employment Adviser helps participants develop an effective plan to start working.


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Each participant can benefit from:

1 A personal action plan
2 1-2-1 appointments every fortnight
3 Online Career Centre
4 A range of skills development training
5 Specialist health and wellbeing support
6 Funding for travel, interview clothing and other costs
7 Exclusive vacancies sourced by Employer Service Team
8 Self-employment advice
9 Referral to local community services

Case Study: Keeley lands a new role through the Restart Scheme


Keeley joined the Restart Scheme after 14 years focusing on bringing up her family. Keeley was keen to get back into work, but needed some support to build her confidence, as well as working on her CV, job search and interview skills. With two young children, as well as caring responsibilities for her mother and limited transport, Keeley was limited to looking for flexible part-time roles in the local area. 

With the help of her Employment Adviser, Michael, Keeley built a new CV highlighting her previous experience and transferrable skills, they then identified part-time work that fit her requirements. Keeley was able to secure an interview very quickly, so an interview skills session with the Internal Skills Trainer was arranged at short notice to make sure Keeley had all the tools she needed for the interview.  


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This session was carried out remotely to fit around Keeley’s commitments. We are very pleased to say that Keeley was successful in her interview, and that Reed in Partnership were able to give her financial support to buy some work clothes. 

Her Employment Adviser, Michael, said, “It was fantastic to be able to help Keeley find work so quickly. It was a great effort from everyone at out Bishop Auckland office.”