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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

Drop us an email or Call 01207 524 833

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Contact a Local Navigator

Mark Thirlwell 07710 700 995 [email protected] Consett & Stanley

Lauren Atkinson 07812 663 034 [email protected] Chester le Street

Hollie-Jo Chalmers 07812 672 668 [email protected] Chester le Street

Sarah Menday 07715 201 689 [email protected] South West Durham (excl. Newton Aycliffe)

Alison Soulsby - Navigator 07803 079 644 [email protected] Peterlee & Seaham

Alan Foster - Navigator 07860 853 936 [email protected] Newton Aycliffe

Kerry Whitfield 07584 171 886 [email protected] Bishop Auckland, Crook & The Dales, Stanley