Advice and advocacy
Action for Children is a large national charity with a long history of supporting children, young people and families. We have a presence across London, with a range of work including young carers services, short breaks for children with disabilities and services for children in care. We are keen to use our nationwide expertise working with children, young people and families in areas such as youth employability and training, supporting families to be work ready and helping young people with disabilities access the job market through the Building Better Opportunities funding, and are interested in being either a Lead or Delivery partner.
AfCD will bring over 15 years of experience at service delivery and meeting client needs. Be a good delivery partner to any lead organisation or consortium as it has been doing with working with the likes of A4e, Career Development Group, Shaw Trust, NHS Trust, DWP and SEETEC to mention but a few. AfCD has accreditations, policies and the manpower and infrastructures to delivery on any service level agreement (SLA) its sign up to. AfCD can also serve a lead partner should the opportunity present itself as we have done with some time past and currently doing with Delight Outreach, Multi Sport Academy London and Haven Social Care to mention but a few.
AoD has a track record of supporting disabled people furthest from the workplace into sustainable jobs. We are a user led disability organisation with a number of large corporate partners. We use a combination of evidence based methods to support people into work as well as trialling new approaches. Our results are substantially better than the specialist government funded programmes.
ATN, a registered charity, is interested in acting both as a lead and a delivery partner. ATN has 16 years experience in both roles in a wide range of 76 Skills for Life, vocational skills and employability projects. ATN currently delivers two large ESF SFA adult skills contracts and the ESF Community Work Placements Project as a delivery partner.
ATN has spare room capacity in its five delivery premises in Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Barking and Newham and has excellent QA and MI systems including a proactive and problem solving approach in meeting KPIs, which it can share in a partnership.
AAF is an accredited training organisation with 20 years’ experience working mainly with BME communities. We are Matrix accredited and have successfully delivered a number of skills and employment programmes including London Councils/ESF and European Integration Fund. We offer training facilities, excellent links and networks within diverse networks and great professionalism.
AWC has evidence of successful history of supporting BME women, and girls to overcome their experiences, and of improving their safety, wellbeing and self-confidence.
Our key strength is our knowledge of, and strong working relationships with, existing services across the Tri-borough area and we also offer an excellent consistent, safe, tailored and visible profile for ‘hard to reach’ BME women and girls to access our services and for organisations wishing to work alongside us.
Currently we are the only organisation representing BME community groups in Angelou partnership; delivering Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) community-based services in the Tri-borough (Kensington, Hammersmith and Fulham, Chelsea and Westminster) and Brent.
Equally our ‘Women Into Employment’ project, which supports and skilled-up unemployed women survivors of domestic violence; to move closer to the job market, is a very popular.
Pan London Charity supporting older people’s organisations and campaigning to improve their quality of life.
Coordination of Age UKs across London engaged in employability support for those over the age of 50 years
Experience and expertise of pan London project management
Years of experience working with disadvantaged, hard to engage and long term unemployed individuals, such as those who are homeless, have mental physical or health needs, young NEET, ex-offenders, etc. Provision of an individual tailor-made, person centred holistic intervention approach. We carry out an in-depth assessment of need, that not only takes into account the vocational needs but also any other issues/barriers the individual may have that blocks his/her progress into future employment Our performance in securing health, well-being and employment outcomes for disadvantaged groups has been praised by government agencies and funders alike.
Belina are specialists in supporting lone parents get back to work. education and training, using our programme Get Ready for Work GRoW. 90% of the people we work with are women, 70% from BAME communities. We offer focused, enjoyable, structured group sessions and IAG – with crèche. Key strengths: engagement and retention: We work with children’s centres across London to engage people. We have a documented 85% retention rate. Independent evaluation tracked parents over 5 programmes: 75% responded: 30% moved into work within a year; 24% were volunteering, in full time education or training; 45% went on to work with an adviser to support them into work. We go to where parents are – their local community. We have hubs in Newham, Hammersmith and Lewisham – and can work in any London Borough. Highly commended at the national employability awards for innovative services for parents.
Betknowmore UK mission is to develop and deliver support and education services to address problem gambling and addiction. To facilitate this, we have launched Gambling Support Hubs (GaMS) in Islington and Newham. The GaMS Hubs services include an outreach mentoring programme called ACT, a tailored 1-2-1 outreach programme for gambling addiction. We also provide workshops, specific to client need, and information services, such as posters and leaflets. We focus on partnership building and our partners already include drug/alcohol agencies, mental health services and housing associations.