The Chances Project – Employment Support


Voluntary Norfolk’s Employment Services Team are part of a new £4.9 million partnership project, led by Norfolk County Council, to help people get back into work and to support people that may find it difficult to work due to their health.

The Chances Project delivers personalised employment support to people both near to and far from work, including those seeking help with health conditions, employability skills, or a lack of self-confidence.


  • Aged 18 or over
  • Unemployed for one day or more
  • Living in the Norfolk area
  • Has the legal right to live and work in the UK
  • Motivated to move forwards and looking to make positive life changes.


  • Specially designed help for people who are not able to access current national support schemes
  • One to one coaching to improve job prospects, skills, confidence and wellbeing
  • Support to overcome barriers to employment, such as transport, childcare or physical or learning disabilities.
  • Support and advice on job searching, CVs and application forms
  • Access to a variety of voluntary positions and training opportunities
  • Funding to purchase essential equipment or ID to increase employment prospects

All of our support is locally based, bespoke, flexible, one-to-one, completely free and voluntary. As such, within reason there are no time limits on the support we give individuals. We will take the time to forge community links, trust and rapport with individuals and ‘go the extra mile’ for them where needed.

You can find out more about the Chances Project and refer individuals directly to us via this link.