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Family Psychological Services UK is a charity based in South East London. We provide low-cost counselling and psychotherapy to adults, couples, families and children. We also offer parenting workshops. We work closely with Children’s Centers, GPs, IAPT and schools to offer and promote counselling for adults and children. As part of this partnership we will extend our work and provide sessions at various other locations.

We are a Housing Association working in Hackney and Islington and other boroughs in North East London. PBHA’s mission is to enable vulnerable and excluded people to gain the confidence and skills they need to achieve greater independence.

PBHA has over 45 years’ experience supporting vulnerable and excluded people to achieve greater independence. We are lead partner for Working Futures funded by London Councils ESF Co-financing (£422,000 2013-15) which is supporting 420 people with mental health problems towards employment. The project was short listed for a National Housing Federation Community Investment Award in the Investors in People category in 2014. Our success in meeting targets meant we were offered additional targets as part of 3 month extension in 2015. Our offer includes work placements in our enterprises including a thriving retail enterprise and Creative Industries.

CSTM offers a wide range of services from our building in central London and through outreach, seeing over 4,500 individuals every year so we have direct access to the target client group. We have 30 years experience of providing education, training and employment services to homeless people and a proven track record in delivering ESF funded projects, including for BAME and female clients. We have centrally located, purpose built and fully accessible facilities including training rooms, formal and informal IT training spaces. We also provide on site all the support services that homeless people need, from practical facilities to specialist advice.

A purpose built VCS-led legal entity to bid for and deliver public services. Track record of delivery engagement across service areas and a wide range of providers. Solid commitment to supporting local agencies to get involved in collaborative bids. Experience of working with private and public sector partners and whole systems approaches. Person-centred approach to service design and delivery.

Further information about the ‘hub and spoke’ consortium structure and functions are available at www.togethernorthlondon.org.uk. We have a strong commitment to involving smaller local providers with strong community connections where possible.