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Gateway to Choices

  • G2C outreach events

    Get advice to help you access employment and learning support, ongoing access to experienced advisors, one- to-one guidance that meets your needs and information on learning opportunities. Our advisors can help you create a standout CV that opens doors to opportunities. No need to book, just pop in!

    North Belfast

    • Ashton Centre - every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11am at 5 Churchill Street, Belfast, BT15 2BP
    • Central Library Job Club (North Belfast Jobs and Benefits Office) – fortnightly from 10 May 2024 from 10am to 12 noon at Belfast Central Library, Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1EA
    • Cliftonville Community Centre - last Friday of every month from 10am to 12 noon at 60-64 Manor Street, Cliftonville Road, Belfast, BT14 6EA
    • Grace Family centre - fortnightly from 15 May 2024 from 1pm to 3pm at 77-95 Alliance Avenue, Belfast, BT14 7PJ
    • People's Kitchen - every Thursday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at 1 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 2BE
    • Wolfhill Centre - fortnightly from 9 May 2024 at 148 Ligoniel Road, Belfast, BT14 8DT

    South Belfast

    • GEMS NI – Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm at 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB
    • Shaftesbury Square Jobs and Benefits Office – speak with a work coach for details and dates - Conor Building, 107 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AG

    East Belfast

    • East Belfast Mission – every Wednesday 9.30am to 12 noon at 251 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF
    • Holywood Road Jobs and Benefits Office – speak with a work coach for details and dates – 106-108 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1JU
    • Knockbreda Jobs and Benefits Office – speak with a work coach for details and dates - Crown Buildings, Upper Knockbreda Road, Belfast, BT8 6SX
    • Tullycarnet Community Centre – once a month on Tuesdays from 21 May, from 2pm to 4pm at Kinross Avenue, Belfast, BT5 7RW.

    West Belfast

    • Andersonstown Jobs and Benefits Office – speak with work coach for details and dates - 580a Falls Road, Belfast, BT11 8FX
    • Extern - Farset Hotel – last Monday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at 466 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DW
    • Falls Road Jobs and Benefits Office – speak with work coach for details and dates - 19 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 4PH
    • Foodstock Andersonstown – every Friday from 10am to 12.30pm at 150F Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9BY
    • Shankill Jobs and Benefits Office – speak with a work coach for details and dates - 15-25 Snugville Street, Belfast, BT13 1PP
    • Upper Andersonstown Community Forum – every Tuesday from 12 noon to 2pm at 37A Tullymore Gardens, Belfast, BT11 8NE
    • Upper Springfield Development Trust - fortnightly from 15 May 2024 from 10am to 12 noon at 689 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7FP

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  • About Gateway to Choices

    Thanks to funding from the Belfast Labour Market Partnership, we’ve launched our Gateway to Choices service which aims to support Belfast residents who aren’t currently working, but would like to get a job, or return to work. 

    Gateway to Choices provides tailored advice and guidance to help you find the right support you need to progress towards employment, education, or training. The service works closely with relevant health service providers, local community organisations and the NI Careers Service (amongst others) to give you specific help to break down the barriers you may be facing – and which may be stopping you finding the right job or achieving your employment goals.

    Gateway to Choices is a service that anyone living in Belfast can access, as long as they meet certain requirements.

    The service is designed to help people who have been unemployed for six months or more, people who are not yet ready to work and have been referred by a job coach from the Jobs and Benefits Office, people who are of working age, but not receiving benefits and are not currently working, and people who are employed, but want to find a better job, or a job that is more sustainable.

    Gateway to Choices will allow you to take the next step towards work by providing easy-to-access, independent, and quality information and help you make informed decisions about how to find the right help you need at the right time.


  • Access the service

    You can access the service in a number of ways, including through a large number of outreach centres across the city, as well as by freephone, email or our dedicated app. 

    GEMSNI, who deliver the Gateway to Choices service on our behalf can advise on your closest centre to access help. Use the freephone number or email to ask them.

    If you have any problems accessing Gateway to Choices, email

    Funding for Gateway to Choices service has been made available by the Department for Communities through Employability NI.

  • Watch

    Watch this 50-second video with Gateway to Choices client, Mohammed.

    Watch this 1-minute, 22-second video with Gateway to Choices client, Ali.

    Watch this 2-minute, 7-second video with Gateway to Choices client, Annie.

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