About Us

This website is brought to you by New Horizons, the Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme and the Cambridgeshire Digital Partnership. We are partnership projects working in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with New Horizons also covering West Norfolk.

Services near me

New Horizons

If you live in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough or West Norfolk and are not working, we can help you with your money issues, help you get online and get closer to finding paid work.

Cambridge University evaluations of the New Horizon Project can be found here

Recent reports include:

You can also find out more about the impact of the project by clicking here

New Horizons Summer Bulletin

What is the New Horizons Project?

We provide:

  • One to one support in the home or at a local venue for people who are not currently in work
  • Up to 20 hours coaching on money, work or getting online
  • A chromebook loan scheme for people who are eligible

Our coaches work for one of the organisations in the partnership: Longhurst Group, CHS Group, Centre 33,  Cross Keys Homes and Voluntary Norfolk

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Who is the project for?

We work out of Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Cambridge and Peterborough as well as the surrounding rural areas. We try to offer home visits where needed, but this isn’t always possible. If we can’t visit you in your home, we can pay for your travel expenses to your sessions with us.

To be able to be enrolled on the project, you must have the right to live and work in the UK, and not be currently working. ‘Working’ includes permitted work, maternity, paternity, sick leave and occasional hours with a zero hour contracts.

The project is for people who are furthest from the labour market and are at most risk of social exclusion. We might be able to help if you:

  • are struggling to make ends meet
  • have accessed crisis support e.g. foodbanks
  • have significant priority debt
  • live in households in which no-one works
  • are affected by benefits changes and/or struggling with the removal of the Universal Credit uplift.
  • are affected by rising living costs
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Services offered

We want to help people move closer to the job market by helping them feel more confident and in control of their money, by helping them get on-line and by giving them the tools to be able to look for work.

We have so far enrolled 702 people onto our coaching programme.

Of the 584 people that have completed their coaching with us

  • 279 have reduced their priority debt
  • 339 feel more confident and in control of their  day-to-day money
  • 295 have increase their ability to use the internet
  • 127 have entered in training / education
  • 119 have moved into job searching or employment

See our Who we’ve helped section for stories about the people we have worked with.

“I used to worry too much over money. But now I haven’t got that stress…. because I know where everything’s going and I know what I’ve got each fortnight.”

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Further details

New Horizons is funded by European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. It is managed by CHS Group in partnership with Longhurst group,  Centre 33, Cross Keys Homes and Voluntary Norfolk. The project is being evaluated by the University of Cambridge

Contact the Project Manager Laurie Frankland for more details new.horizons@chsgroup.org.uk

Follow us on twitter @NewHorizonsBBO

For information on how we use personal data on the New Horizons project, you can find our privacy notice here

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