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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.

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.

Centrepoint works with over 500 young people across our 33 London services. Every young person who arrives at Centrepoint receives a health and learning assessment which then informs support plans within our Support Model approach comprising health, learning and key workers. We work with young people to address their health needs. Centrepoint has extensive experience of the issues that homeless young people face. Support is tailored for each young person. We deliver a functional skills programme including qualifications in Maths, English and ICT. We run the Workwise programme, a sector-based work academy and progressed 70 young people into employment over the last year. We deliver a Sports and Volunteer programme which motivates young people who are furthest away from the labour market who arrive in crises with high level needs to progress onto EET activities. The results of our family mediation pilot project in Lewisham showed that 82% of young people improved their family relationships.

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.

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.

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.

Hill McManus can provide innovation and high success rates. We are known by our partners as a provider that meets their commitments and delivers high quality provision. We have success rates of 96%. We have worked on most ESF contracts relating to employment and Maths & English.

“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.

New Challenge was established in March 1997 as a private, not-for-profit organisation and has a long and successful track record of working with disadvantaged individuals experiencing multiple barriers to accessing skills and employment We have successfully delivered a number of ESF co-financed projects with a focus on helping participants improve their employability/vocational skill and succeed in securing sustained employment. We have a highly successful careers advice and guidance service that supports over 500 customers per month in West London. We are accredited to deliver BTEC and NCFE IT User and Workskills qualifications and we also offer a successful employer engagement and job brokerage service.