Some of the people who have benefitted from the Lift scheme
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Long-term jobless scheme offers 5,000 training places

A new programme aims to give training and job opportunities for people from Welsh homes where no-one works.

Up to 5,000 long-term unemployed will benefit from the Lift scheme which will be piloted in eight disadvantaged areas across Wales.

Minister Jeff Cuthbert said it would help "some of the most hard to reach people in our society... improve their life chances".

Some who have already taken part say the scheme has changed their lives.

Sarah Dickins reports from Blaenau Gwent, the worst affected area.

  • 24 Mar 2014
  • From the section Wales