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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.

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

The Bromley by Bow Centre is a dynamic innovative East London charity transforming the local community and lives of its residents. We partner with GPs, registered social landlords, schools, Children’s Centres, community groups and commercial organisations to provide a holistic approach to supporting people. Our unique model of integrated services ensures people get the full range of support needed in one place tackling immediate and longer term, deep-rooted issues. We support over 2,000 people a month to improve their health and wellbeing, learn new skills and move into work across a wide range of thematic from; traineeships, pre-apprenticeships and paid apprenticeships; careers guidance, brokering over 100 into paid employment to ESOL and Digital Skills.

Cardboard Citizens has over 20 years experience of providing performing arts-based activities to homeless and vulnerable groups and are the UK’s lead practitioner of ‘forum theatre’. A creative hub for excluded people, our workshops, training, support and progression grow confidence, community and skills. We have recognised accredited training, employment and volunteering opportunities for those that have experienced or are at risk of homelessness. Our ACT NOW programme works with young people (16-25) that are at risk or NEET.
Our projects delivered with partners are tailored to the specific target group. In addition, we offer bespoke staff training in increasing engagement and improved communication and overcoming personal barriers to progression.
A recent report into our work highlighted the high impact of our work on changing the lives of those we work with.

City Lit’s main focus is adult education. We are London’s largest provider, offering over 5,000 courses per year. We are an Ofsted grade 1 outstanding provider.
Much of our provision focusesdisadvantaged groups – economically inactive, BAME, people with mental health issues and those with disabilities. Particular interests are the Deaf community, people with learning disabilities, homelessness and speech therapy.
We have been consortium lead on 3 ESF projects, and delivery partner in a variety of others. Our Community Outreach team works all around the Capital with over 100 partners every year, helping disadvantaged individuals and families to achieve their goals and aspirations.
We are trustworthy and honest partners.

Create Jobs is an employability programme providing new routes into the creative industries for disadvantaged young people, aged 16 – 24, living in East London. We work with young people, employers, training providers and referral agencies to deliver a high quality training and brokerage service, leading to paid apprenticeships, paid internships, traineeships and work placements for young people in the creative industries.

We have a detailed knowledge of and access to creative industry employers within London. Create Jobs can offer support in engaging these employers and creating new roles for the target groups prioritised by the Building Better Opportunities programme.

iletoCPN has Experience of international exchanges in the EU and have a website show casing the learning outcomes. Our members have various skills and knowledge ranging from Art, crafts farming to teaching and ICT.

Islington is a thriving borough with more jobs than working age residents yet many lack a job and poverty persists. Supporting residents into work is our number one priority and we are creating a strong local partnership of everyone involved in employment support to pool our resources and target local people who need it most. Joining with us will enable you to:
• Work closely with key local partners, including Job Centre Plus.
• Access specialist and complementary council and other support services.
• Secure employment and training opportunities through local firms.
• Benefit from funding secured through the partnership.
• Get capacity building and training.

Morley College has a strong commitment to outstanding learner experience, partnerships and responsive learner-centred education. This supports progression as well as building the social and economic capital of local adults. We have a track record of: – excellent teaching in a wide range of subjects, from English, maths and ESOL to arts and humanities – rigorous Quality Assurance and agile Management Information – engaging disadvantaged and hardest to reach communities across Lambeth and Southwark, including people with mental health needs, older learners and women from under-represented communities – outstanding partnerships with many statutory and VCS organisations.

For those individuals who are 16-24 years with moderate or complex barriers we will offer bespoke skills related support, IAG and employment ‘Routes’ in the creative, media, arts and entertainment, music and customers services sectors, to name but a few. This intervention includes skills related programmes to up-skill individuals into a specific employment sector, for instance: •Level 1-2 in Music Technology/ Graphic Design •Functional Skills – English, Maths, ICT • Rock School Music Practitioners Level 2-3 •Customer Services Level 2 • Level 1-2 Certificate in Interactive Media /Performance Skills Currently our main skills related intervention comes via our Youth Contract. Here we provide work based employability skills. The Youth Contract engages young people who are hardest to reach and supports them into education, training or a job. We deliver work based employability skills, engagement activities, workshops, mentoring and support aimed at moving NEET’s into education and employment. We also provide employer led Industry day trips which we fund through our own capital. These trips take young people away for a day to an industry sector of their choice for instance Warner Brothers Studio, The BBC and SKY Studios at the O2. They provide a great opportunity to engage with Young People and truly identify their aspirational needs.