Catch22 is a national provider of employability and skills provision with well-established networks across London. We also deliver preventative NEET programmes through our education directorate, working with schools and delivering alternative education provision. Catch22 will also be able to provide dedicated bidding resource to the upcoming London ESF opportunities.
Catch22 will bring the following to a partnership 1. Track record of delivery 2. Progressions into apprenticeships and jobs 3. Access to clients, learners 4. Other programmes and funding.
The Streatham Drop in Centre is a small, grassroots charity which aims to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for refugee and asylum seeker individuals and families in south London. We have excellent links with statutory and other VCS organisations in the south London area, who we work in partnership with to provide specialised support, information and advice, and health and wellbeing interventions. Our staff have considerable experience of providing holistic support for refugee individuals. We are therefore well placed to work in partnership with other organisations who do not cover south London or do not have specialist knowledge of the needs of refugee individuals.
"Making It Work" is a consortium of 11 organisations run by and for Deaf and Disabled people, providing services to over 15,000 Disabled people across 19 London boroughs. Over the past 3 years we have achieved a 37% success rate in getting Disabled people into employment. We are successful because of our existing engagement with local Disabled people; our specialist knowledge of barriers to employment (64% of our staff have lived experience of being Deaf or Disabled); our holistic and person centred approach to employment support; and our expertise in engaging employers and supporting them to overcome barriers and discrimination within work and recruitment practices. Within the consortium we are able to offer a wide range of employment and skills support options.
HSC is a voluntary home-visiting programme in which trained volunteers offer support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under five who are experiencing difficulties. It trains and supports volunteers to enable them to give their valuable time and parenting experience to support vulnerable families in their homes throughout Camden when they are least able to get out in the community. Families who are referred are matched with a volunteer who visits weekly for three to four hours and who aims to increase the confidence and independence of the family. The home visiting is on a one-to-one basis for as long as needed which may be up to a year or more. Priority is given to supporting families living in the most deprived parts of Camden and the most difficult-to-reach and isolated families across the borough are targeted.
For the year 2013/14 HSC supported 130 families (a 16% increase on previous year). This included 263 children (194 under five and 69 older siblings) and 209 parents.
Positively UK is the leading provider of peer support for people living with HIV. We strongly believe people who understand the implications of living with the condition are best placed to deliver support and develop services and policies that effectively support the community. We bring nearly 30 years' experience of supporting people living with HIV move from isolation to involvement and every years support 1,000 people to achieve the best physical, emotional and social and economic well-being. We work across the NHS with services integrated into 10 specialist HIV clinics. We have experience of running projects from supporting people manage a new HIV diagnosis, engaging in health and social care, maximizing income, and returning to work. We have previously held ESF funding running employability projects within a successful pan-London partnership.
Extensive expertise in supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. National charity. Provide pan-London advice and support to refugees in topics of welfare, housing, immigration, therapeutic, training and employment.
LifeLine is a charity that exists to equip people for life and work. Established in 2000, and with a turnover of £5.5 million (2013/14 financial year), we support people in the most deprived communities of East London by deliver inter-linking services including: - Childcare services; - Alternative education models, enabling young people to finish their secondary education and continue into further education, employment or training; - Our award-winning Vision, Identity and Purpose (VIP) youth mentoring programme, including SFA NEET Prevention prime and subcontracts in North and East London delivered to over 950 pupils across 40 schools - Parenting programmes; - FaithAction –equipping faith-based community organisations; - Employment and skills provision
Eaves works with women and girls who have experienced violence.
A specialist education, training and employment project for women who have experienced violence, particularly through human trafficking, involvement in prostitution and sexual violence. The aim is for women to secure financial independence so they are no longer at risk of further violence or exploitation.
Charity / social enterprise enabling people to have worthwhile jobs, decent homes, and become empowered members of their communities.
Robust track record of supporting disadvantaged people into training, volunteering and employment; performance and quality focused.
Providing highly rated, person-centred support to set goals, address barriers and enable professional and personal progression via dedicated1:1 support / in-house training
Holistic support provided to address multiple needs– via Lift’s services (employment, housing, involvement/community development) and signposting / referring to partners
Enterprising, excellent local knowledge & reputation; takes initiative to develop services and projects to tackle disadvantage; works well collaboratively to address local issues.
Brent Mencap is a leading provider of information, advice and advocacy support to people with disabilities in Brent. We are part of the Northwest London Mencap's consortium which meets regularly to discuss services in Northwest London for people with a learning disability. The consortium has Innovations funding from the DOH for its Expect the Best Quality Checking Service. We have led and are part of several consortia projects such as HealthwatchBrent, Brent Advice Matters and advocacy. We have successfully tendered for local services in Brent and we are PQQ ready. We are an investor in People Gold employer and have office space and meeting rooms available to rent. We have excellent project management skills, are very adaptable and retain our campaigning ethos. We could work outside Brent.