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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.

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.

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

Carers Trust Thames

Carers Trust Thames has a 35 year history of providing respite breaks for carers, primarily by providing replacement care. This respite care is required for carers whilst they access advice about work and benefits, attend training, prepare for work activities and eventually attend work. Without respite care many carers will be unable to engage. Carers Trust Thames is part of the national Carers Trust network which includes carers centres across much of London. Carers Trust Thames also provides homecare services for people with a disability and elderly frail people, and assists them to continue living in their own homes.

GOYA has extensive experience of delivering workable and sustainable projects with varied users and in varied settings. GOYA has evolved over the years to develop specialist and innovative interventional work supporting NEET young people, BAME communities and those faced with disadvantages in our community realize their socio-economic aspirations. GOYA has proved to be a reliable and strong partner organization delivering and surpassing profile targets in every funded partnership project and under different funding regimes ranging from ESF, LDA, CCG, Local Authority, BIG Lottery fund, SFA Subcontract, (SFA Approved Contractor) trusts and foundations. GOYA’s innovative project delivery arrangements and systems are guided by our Bottom Up and user participation from project design to project delivery. GOYA combines its business acumen and charitable capabilities to offer a holistic end-to-end support to users by invoking our award winning multi-lingual volunteering program.

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.

“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.

Extensive experience of project management and leading partnerships; delivery of employment advice and training as a manager and a sub-contractee; high numbers of outputs and all targets achieved or over achieved; work with youth and adults; talented staff and humane values (not just output or money driven); history of good relationships with funders; democratic and supportive project management which values the views of partners and clients; neighbourhood bases in Westminster and H and F; sound MIS systems; transparent and honest reporting of results; imaginative problem solving; nice people to do business with.