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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.

Action West London is both an established
LEAD organisation and DELIVERY
partner with a turnover of £1.2
million. We have an excellent track
record over 17 years of delivering a
wide range of education, training,
employment, self-employment,
business start-up and social
enterprise projects e.g. ‘end to end’
Work programme; EIF ESOL,
NEET/ young offender/care leavers
projects . MIS, financial controls,
project management, Quality and
audit systems are in place- and
committed, experienced staff.
Action West London is a reliable and financially sound organisation with extensive experience in ESF and other EU funded projects .We have already led a VCS consortium Big Lottery/ ESF West London bid for the BAME women employment project. We would like to lead on other forthcoming bids (e.g. Refugees) and would also like to
to join in as a delivery partner in all the ESF themes.

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.

Blue Sky is an award-winning charity that solely employs ex-offenders for 6 months and offers them a package of rehabilitation support whilst with us (training, housing support, mentoring and jobs brokering). We operate over 20 commercial contracts around London and anticipate having more than 100 vacancies to offer ex-offenders this year alone. We have a track record of successfully delivering ESF programmes in the past – notably being part of London Probation’s PIANO programme where we achieved all the employment and training outcomes assigned to us. We are also currently a specialist provider to Reed and A4e on the DWP’s

20 years of experience supporting carers in Brent. A reliable and sound partner, with a range of skills and expertise to contribute to well to employability objectives of carers and the ESF Fund. Flexibility to adopt to the changing needs of the sector and a partnership.

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.

Through landbased activities such as horticulture and conservation – our main activities are to:
* Provide opportunities for vulnerable & disadvantaged young people (YP) to gain nationally accredited qualifications & soft skills, to improve their employability, confidence and purpose.
* Provide opportunities for YP to gain additional skills & work experience through volunteering that will enhance their CVs and improve employability.
* Develop qualities in YP to support them in maintaining employment & gaining respect from their peers.
* Provide a safe & productive ‘stop gap’ for those temporarily unemployed, ensuring they are able to contribute & remain positive.
* Deliver projects that have a positive impact on YP’s surroundings & local communities, building self-worth, confidence & relationships.
* Improve mental health, reduce isolation & loneliness through participation.

The HFVC Group is a reliable, successful and open Partner with a PROVEN REPUTATION to deliver employment (in particular ESF programmes) projects in West London. Our area of expertise is supporting socially isolated and disadvantaged individuals and providing them Matrix accredited tailored support to help them achieve sustained employment.

Every year we engage and support 1,000s of individuals from our offices in Hammersmith and Wembley as well as hundreds of outreach locations across West London. We have close relationships with employers who will offer Work Experience placements, work trials and guaranteed interviews for our clients.

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.

“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.