“Empowering someone isn’t solving problems for them. It is showing them what tools they need, and helping them realise that they are able to use those tools”

The Out of Work Service (OOWS) is a new project we're working on alongside Gofal, a leading Welsh mental health and wellbeing charity.

OOWS complements existing treatment, care and support services. Through mentoring support, OOWS helps people move on with their lives and allow them to thrive. By helping them re-find their self-reliance, develop new skills, and acquire qualifications, OOWS is designed to help people move towards employment and, ultimately, gain economic independence.

OOWs is delivered by a range of providers across Wales, with NewLink Wales and Gofal taking responsibility for delivery across the Cwm Taf and Cardiff and Vale Health Board Areas.

The scheme has been made possible by funding from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

How can I get in touch with OOWS?

There's a central point of contact for OOWS. That's your starting point - the OOWS team will get back to you as soon as possible.


03000 25 5000

Visit the Welsh Government's OOWS page | Visit Gofal's Skills, Learning and Employment page

The Out of Work Service has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Why the Out of Work service was created: