A homelessness charity working across Hartlepool and County Durham is appealing for ambitious young people on Universal Credit to join its team.


The charity is offering two pivotal roles after opening a new facility to aid rough sleepers and strengthen the community.


Last year, Cornerstone helped dozens of young people begin their careers by offering placements in woodworking, supporting homeless people, retail, and business administration.


After signing up to the Department of Works and Pensions DWP KIckstart Scheme Cornerstone used six roles within the organisation to give 16 to 24 year olds claiming Universal Credit and who had been unemployed for more than six months, a chance to show what they can do and find their feet in real employment.


Now the charity is looking for its next cohort of future talents in the supported housing, business administration and social enterprise sector and has two roles to fill, tenant Support Worker and a Project worker


Cornerstone manager Natalie Lithgo expressed the excitement within the charity for the potential of this project to help many more people.


She said: “We are excited to recruit a new cohort of enthusiastic employees in our quest to end homelessness.  Our charity is growing all the time and currently we have roles in Tenant Support Worker in County Durham and a Project Worker in Hartlepool. We offer full training for these roles. Opportunities to work for Cornerstone are arising regularly so if you would like to follow a career in helping homeless people, please get in touch via your job coach.”


Advising young people about how to apply for the roles, Natalie explained: “If you are aged between 16 to 24 years and currently on Universal Credit then you can follow four easy steps. First talk to your work coach about your interest in the role that interests you Then you will be referred for the position by your work coach. After this, get in touch with us to request an application form and finally, send your application form to us.”