Help for people to get into work

A SCHEME that assists residents with long-term health conditions or disabilities who want to start their own businesses has been extended for a further three years.

Bolsover and Chesterfield Councils have secured investment of £424,000 into the Work for Yourself programme which has been in operation in the area since June 2009 and has helped 76 people establish their own businesses.

The programme, which is funded by the EU and the councils, is delivered by agency Disability Dynamics.

Everyone who takes part has their own adviser. For information contact Theresa on 0845 459 2547, 07746 366391, or email