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ROAD is a free employment support service that helps to improve skills, give access to training opportunities, build confidence, and offer valuable work experience – this will provide the skills required to enable us to work towards helping people to get a job that suits them.

Our support is uniquely tailored to the individual’s goals, interests and needs. We work closely with Participants every step of the way on their journey into volunteering, training and employment.


Eligibility Q&As


I receive benefits. Will they be affected?

The support provided by ROAD should not affect your benefits. However, if and when your circumstances change, you will need to contact your local benefit office.

Our services can be accessed if you are claiming Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credit or ESA to support you.


Am I eligible for this service?

ROAD is available to people living in County Durham
You must be aged 25 years or above
You must be legally entitled to work in the UK
You must be unemployed or economically inactive, in other words, not in paid work, not even for just one hour
People who are self-employed are not eligible


This sounds perfect for me – what now?

Contact us to find out more information or to find out if ROAD is suitable for you


Drop us an email or Call 01207 524 833

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Contact a Local Navigator

Alison Soulsby - Navigator 07803 079 644 East Durham

Alasdair Hill - Navigator 07812 663 764 Chester le Street & Durham City

Sophie Bottomley - Navigator 07812 663 034 Chester le Street & Durham City

John Marr - Navigator 07540 963 736 Consett & Stanley

Chris Cowley - Navigator 07525 813 065 Newton Aycliffe & Bishop Auckland

Gillian Moore - Navigator 07736 264 979 Newton Aycliffe & Bishop Auckland

Karen Anderson - Navigator 07496 461 961 Crook, Willington, Weardale & Teesdale

Tara Hallimond - Navigator 07496 461 966 Crook, Willington, Weardale & Teesdale