The GEM Project <http://glosgem.org/> is an employability and social
inclusion programme, helping people in Gloucestershire to overcome
challenges to employment and move them closer towards or into work.
It is a unique partnership of nearly 50 community based organisations,
managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust
<https://www.gloucestershiregatewaytrust.org.uk/> on behalf of the lead
organisation Gloucestershire County Council and is jointly funded by the
National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund.
Individuals signed up to the GEM Project receive personalised one to one
support from a Navigator Developer to help them achieve their career based
goal, developing life skills, building confidence and self-esteem, whilst
overcoming any barriers which prevented them from finding work previously.
The GEM Project has been operating since September 2016 and was initially
due to end in December 2019. However, over the last three years, the
project has continued to go from strength to strength, being recognised as
an exemplar programme and has been awarded additional funding to run until
the end of 2021.
For more information about the GEM Project visit www.glosgem.org