Welcome to Rhyl City Strategy.
Rhyl City Strategy Community Interest Company brings together a strong partnership of organisations from the statutory, business and voluntary sectors to develop local solutions to the local issues of unemployment and economic inactivity.
We are one of fifteen areas selected to take part in a Department of Work and Pensions programme to tackle worklessness and economic inactivity in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK. Rhyl City Strategy is currently funded by DWP until March 2011.
The Cities Strategy programme is based on the idea that local partners can deliver more if they combine and align their efforts behind shared priorities, and are given more freedom to try out new ideas and to tailor services in response to local need. The programme encourages innovation and fresh new approaches as an appropriate response to entrenched problems.
Since it started in 2007, Rhyl City Strategy has worked with its partners to develop a range of programmes and initiatives to provide additional support to help local people find and sustain employment. To date, over 1,000 unemployed individuals from the Rhyl area have engaged in these programmes to date, and have helped to improve their employability by building confidence and self-esteem, improving basic skills, developing work-related skills and gaining industry-recognised qualifications. Over 300 people have been supported into employment through their participation in our programmes.