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The EBP has more than 15 years of experience in providing employability, training and work experience opportunities to local young people. Our work experience programme sees over 1000 local students being offered placements, the programme is tailored to meet the needs of each school and includes bespoke placements for young people with SEND. Sustainable links with local employers have been developed. Involvement in NEET reduction programmes including Youth Contract, Your Future, Your Choice and Work Pairing have enabled us to develop provision to the hardest to reach young people across both boroughs. Ongoing mentoring, supported work experience, employability support and guidance from employers have reduced NEET Figures. The team has close links with the borough’s youth services and is part of the 14-19 team, allowing us to work with the most vulnerable young people in the borough and provide a bespoke support package to them. We are an in impartial broker who works in partnership with all of the local training providers and colleges to offer a broad offer to our young people.
We are a department of a community interest company, owned by Kingston and Richmond Councils.

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.

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.

Balance is a social enterprise with a strong track record in supporting a range of disabled people, predominantly those with learning disabilities, mental health conditions and Autism Spectrum Conditions, to support them to prepare for, seek and sustain employment. We have an impressive success rate in securing sustainable employment and achieve this by providing truly personalised support. Through assessment of individuals and a co-produced action plan, we ensure that our support meets the needs of the individual. Our current ESF funded mental health supported employment project, which provides support to people from primary and secondary care is a payment by result model. We were awarded 4 out of 4 stars by London Councils for the delivery performance, quality and management of this contract. We were one of only two organisations in London to be awarded 4 stars.

We are a not for profit cycling social enterprise. We have put that we are pan London as we work and can work all over London. However we have our main bases in Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Hammersmith.

We are a not for profit social enterprise focused on creating a more diverse cycling community, improving mechanical skills and developing greener businesses.

We are able to run All Ability Clubs or Cycling for Health programmes.

We are also able to train people to become bike mechanics. We have an excellent record of supporting people into work, with around half of our trainees going on to find work.

Body & Soul can bring 18 years of experience working with one of the most excluded, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in the UK: children, teenagers and young people living with and affected by HIV. Our holistic programming addresses the multi-dimensional barriers to productivity experienced by this group. And our expertise in delivering integrated care, early intervention, outreach work and service provision will be of undoubtable value.

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.

Experience of managing and recruiting volunteers, managing large grants. We also have a national and local presence and dedicated statutory fundraising team.

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.