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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.

Central Africa’s Rights & AIDS (CARA) Society

CARA defends the legal rights of poor people who cannot afford a lawyer and helps them to save their homes, keep their jobs and protect their loved ones. We also provide HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, striving to reduce premature deaths, providing quality basic education for all (especially girls), water and sanitation.

To continue the work that CARA provides in the UK and Africa, we rely on people like you. Please consider helping us with a monthly, or you can make a one-off donation, to our work.

Family Psychological Services UK is a charity based in South East London. We provide low-cost counselling and psychotherapy to adults, couples, families and children. We also offer parenting workshops. We work closely with Children’s Centers, GPs, IAPT and schools to offer and promote counselling for adults and children. As part of this partnership we will extend our work and provide sessions at various other locations.

Future Path

Future Path currently deliver services in 8 London boroughs:

Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon & Hounslow.

We are embedded within each local authority and DWP, delivering from co-located premises including jobcentres, council buildings and community venues.
We have excellent and current relations with JCP, local authorities, the West London Alliance and other stakeholders. We bring a high quality employment support service that is outcome-focussed, but using a highly supportive delivery style.

Harrow Carers

Harrow Carers have a long standing reputation for providing practical solutions and dedicated resources for carers and their families – we have worked in partnership and led on many responsive and preventative projects to serve the Harrow community through our service departments:
• Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Respite
• Older carers
• Young carers
• HomeShare
We can offer partners our experience in planning and delivery of outcomes, existing infrastructure and a management structure lead by Mike Coker; our CEO.

“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.

R.O.A.D. Academy and Training Centre

Specialist in the delivery of Creative, Digital and Arts programmes for 8 – 15 years and 16 – 24+ years olds from the most challenging environments specialising in ex-offenders, children in care and NEETs in the Digital environment.

Our Haringey, North London based offices and Training Centre, are equipped with a state of the are Apple iMac Computer Room, Kitchen and Toilet Facilities. 5 day-to-day employees. Up-to 20 employees including freelancers and industry partners.

We provide a range of programmes providing a unique insight into the fundamentals of the Creative, Digital and Arts using innovative employment pathways to link individuals

Brightside is an online mentoring organisation, supporting young people through their education and career decisions. Our mentoring platform can be branded, requires no software installation and can be accessed from anywhere. Brightside can manage projects in-house- including moderation of activity, liaising with all participants and reviewing engagement reports and messages for evaluation.

Mentoring models can be designed to flexibly fit around existing interventions, enhancing the experience for scheme participants and ensuring impressive outcomes are achieved- e.g. by providing a young person with a mentor during their first months at a new work placement/apprenticeship to ensure longer-term retention rates are secured.

The Children’s Society is changing the stories of this country’s most disadvantaged children and teenagers. We work hand in hand with them to directly change their own stories through delivery of over 127 frontline support services to over 34,000 children and young people per year. We target the most disadvantaged children who have the most acute needs and suffer poverty and neglect.
We engage with marginalised groups of young people e.g. Children leaving Care; those with Mental Health needs etc. that other organisations fail to engage with to improve their skills and knowledge and therefore employability.

CSTM offers a wide range of services from our building in central London and through outreach, seeing over 4,500 individuals every year so we have direct access to the target client group. We have 30 years experience of providing education, training and employment services to homeless people and a proven track record in delivering ESF funded projects, including for BAME and female clients. We have centrally located, purpose built and fully accessible facilities including training rooms, formal and informal IT training spaces. We also provide on site all the support services that homeless people need, from practical facilities to specialist advice.