Work and training

Are you aged between 15 and 29? Not in work, education or training? Do you want to improve your skill set or find paid work? Our specialist advisors can help put you on the right path!

New Directions

New Directions offers people in the north east aged 15 to 29 who are not in education, employment or training, specialist support, information advice and guidance, training, mentoring, apprenticeships, job placements and further education to help them meet the needs of local employers.

We offer tailored, one to one support with:

  • One to one advice and guidance on what might be stopping you from getting into work or education
  • Access to employment opportunities and work experience placements
  • Help to develop the skills that businesses need
  • A range of training courses and qualifications
  • Confidence building and interview and CV skills
  • On-going support once you are in work.

If you’re ready for a new direction, email us at call 0345 065 5656 or text 07823 536 656.

Why not sign up?

We can also help with funding, training courses or qualifications, clothes for interviews, tools and DBS checks. So, if you are aged 15 – 29 and not in paid work, education or training, why not sign up?

For more details about New Directions:


Call: 0345 065 5656

Text: 07823 536 656.

If you are an employer and would like further information please click here

My Better Life

The My Better Life team offers employment and skills advice and guidance to customers based in North Yorkshire who may have issues that prevent them from gaining employment.

Woking in partnership with local organisations and agencies in the community we can offer the following:

  • Work placements
  • Business grants
  • Job clubs
  • Training opportunities
  • CV skills
  • Mock interviews
  • Confidence building
  • Substance misuse support.

For more information call us on 01723 343033 or email us at

Work placements

The My Better Life project also runs two in-house work placement programmes:

  • Revolving doors – 12 months’ work experience placement
  • Kickstart – 4, 6 or 8 weeks work experience.

For more information call us on 01723 343033 or email us at

Or, why not come along to see a member of the team at 4 Brook House, Gladstone Road, Scarborough, YO12 7BH.


The BEACH (Business Enterprise Action for Communities and Homes) is a social enterprise based in Scarborough to provide employment opportunities for young and long term unemployed people living in our local communities.

The BEACH offers a variety of services that people in the local community can take advantage of, including:

  • Painting and decorating
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Cleaning services
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Rubbish removal
  • Fencing works
  • Graffiti removal.

Call us on 0300 330 2003 or email us at

Work hubs

Come along and receive professional information, advice and guidance on the following:

  • CV and application forms
  • Interview preparation
  • Universal Job Match
  • Training opportunities
  • Help with the internet and lots more!
  • Work hub funding is available for Beyond Housing customers who are unemployed to help with training or items that may be required to accept job offers such as PPE, medicals or DBS checks.

Join us every Wednesday at Westfield Farm, The Green, Dormanstown from 9.30am – 12.30pm.

For more information or to arrange an appointment call 01642 836093.

Handy person service

The handy person service is now available to all Scarborough and Whitby residents at an exclusive rate of just £10 per hour including VAT. Our handy person can carry out a wide range of repairs and improvements around your home to an excellent standard and at an affordable price.

Available services now include:

  • Rubbish clearances
  • Painting and decorating (small rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens)
  • Gardening
  • Installing shelving, picture rails etc
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Supply and fitting of key safes
  • Supply and fitting of grab rails and handrails.

Please contact The BEACH for a quote on 0300 330 2003 or email us at