Poole was announced as one of nine areas across the country to be included in the project helping unemployed families get into work.
‘Working Families Everywhere’ is a campaign that encourages families to help each other get into employment and have a shared purpose.
The campaign is lead by the government independent families advisor Emma Harrison, who gave a speech on the project during Poole’s Annual Area Debate 2012.
She emphasised the significance of putting unemployed families from Poole area into work to give them reason to live and make them feel wanted.
“They all need sense of purpose. Every family can become a working family, but they need help as families don’t have anyone who can guide them.” said Mrs. Harrison.
She stressed the importance of Poole in the project and has recently appointed four ‘Family Champions’ – a guiding families, to work with unemployed families across the borough.
Mrs. Harrison helps unemployed families by offering them volunteering work experience. Not only is she trying for them to maintain the job, but also have a career. In return, they need to assist the next unemployed family to find a job and create a career.
Andy Martin, Bournemouth Echo assistant editor, believes that the unemployed families should receive help, but should also be eager to find jobs. He commented during the debate: “Get out and do it, don’t wait for someone to ask you to do it.”
Since Great Britain reached 120,000 unemployed families costing the government £8 billion every year, David Cameron asked Emma Harrison in 2010 to lead the ‘Working Families Everywhere’ campaign to help get those families into work.