GYUWC was set up in June 2015 and registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the Charity Commission in April 2016.

The objects of the CIO are:

The relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public, including assistance to find employment.
To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people in East Norfolk who are socially excluded on the grounds of unemployment and unwaged.
To educate the public concerning the nature, causes and effects of unemployment and conduct or sponsor research concerning the impact the local economy has on unemployment and make those results available to the public.

In particular, Great Yarmouth Unemployed Workers Centre aims to:

Provide a local network group that encourages and enables members of the unemployed and unwaged community to participate more effectively with the wider community;
Increasing, or co-ordinating, opportunities for members of the unemployed and unwaged community to engage with service providers, to enable those providers to adapt services to better meet the the needs of that community;
Provide advice and assistance to unemployed and unwaged persons who, through lack of means, would otherwise be unable to obtain such advice.