Aged over 25? Need support getting back on track? We can help...

Motiv8 supports people aged over 25 across Greater Manchester who need support to get their lives back on track - whether you are experiencing issues with health, alcohol, drugs, domestic violence, debt, homelessness or other challenges.

We are particularly keen to hear from the wide-range of people who are under-represented in the labour market, such as ex-offenders, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups, ethnic minorities, migrant communities and the over 50s.

Motiv8 will help you identify a support package to improve your access to services and help you improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, health and wellbeing, finances and employability skills to move you closer towards job search, training and employment.

To be eligible for the service you must:

  1. Be aged 25 or over
  2. Live in Greater Manchester
  3. Have the right to remain and work in the UK
  4. Not be currently in employment, self-employment or on a zero hours contract
  5. Not be currently accessing any other formal training
  6. Be experiencing multiple issues

We can help you with a personal action plan and support package to address your issues. These might include:

  • Health problems
  • Disabilities
  • Substance misuse
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic abuse
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Financial hardship
  • Isolation
  • Reoffending

Funding and Partners

Motiv8 has been set up thanks to £9.7m of funding from the European Social Fund (2014-2020) and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

Over 3 years Motiv8 will support nearly 4,000 people to overcome multiple, complex needs and move them closer to training and work.

Motiv8 is being delivered across the whole of Greater Manchester to support people to overcome challenges preventing them from moving into training and employment. It is being led by Manchester Athena, a partnership of housing associations working together to transform people’s lives by improving their skills, employment, health and well-being.

Delivering in Tameside, Oldham and Trafford

Delivering in Salford and Bury

Delivering across Bolton and Wigan

Delivering in Stockport and Rochdale

Delivering across Manchester

Motiv8 is also working with a wide-range of external partners and agencies who can provide you with specialist support to help you overcome your barriers and challenges.






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