Brighter Futures is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Unemployed and looking for work?
Don’t know where to start?

Our qualified coaches in Leicester, Hinckley, Coalville and Melton Mowbray can help.
Drop in to the Brighter Futures office in Leicester for an informal chat with one of our Community Coaches or call us to find out if we can help you.

Our free service offers holistic support to help people into employment and training. We can help with:

  • Writing CVs
  • Completing application forms
  • Interview preparation
  • Accessing training/education
  • Gaining new skills
  • Confidence building
  • Job search skills & techniques
  • Confidence building
  • Homelessness and housing advice
  • Support with managing your health
  • Benefits and debt advice
  • Business start up advice

Get in touch:

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Brighter Futures office is closed until further notice. We will continue to support our existing clients. Stay safe everyone.
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Our news:

Shaun’s lockdown report: how we are helping to support Emmaus companions through these trying times.

Formerly homeless people build confidence through learning lifesaving skills.

– Liz Kendall MP cuts ribbon to officially open our Brighter Futures outreach office in Leicester.

About the Brighter Futures project:

Brighter Futures is an employment project that takes a holistic approach to supporting people who might have barriers to move towards paid employment.

We can work with people aged over 16 who are not in paid employment and who may need some support. We don’t just look at someone’s employability skills (such as CVs, interview preparation, training etc.). We also look at other things going on in their life (such as housing, debt, health and confidence issues) to ensure we offer the right advice and support, enabling them to overcome difficulties and move towards a Brighter Future.

When you enrol, a Community Coach will get to know you and your goals and aspirations. Together you will  work to overcome obstacles in your life through a combination of coaching, mentoring, volunteering, training and more.

Reviews from people helped by Brighter Futures

“When I looked to the future all I saw was a brick wall but now, thanks to Brighter Futures, I see hope.”

Paul K, Brighter Futures client

“Their support helped me to grow in confidence. I’m really looking forward to receiving my first wages after living on benefits for a long time.”

Ian H, Brighter futures client

“I used to be a warehouse worker with no progression. Today I’m a care worker learning new skills and helping people. I plan to study history at university to pursue my true passion.”

Pavel A, Brighter futures client

“I always wanted to run my own business and thanks to the support of Brighter Futures, I’ve opened my own shop. My coach was very supportive from beginning to end.”

Nana A, Brighter futures client

“For a long time I wanted to get a job. Now I have found one, I’m very happy”

Mariana N, Brighter futures client