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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.

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.

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.

Construction Youth Trust is a charity helping young people in England and Wales to build better futures by giving them access to training, education and employment opportunities in the construction industry.
We support young people whose journey to work may be challenging due to barriers such as financial circumstances, lack of awareness of opportunities, low self-esteem, gender or ethnicity.

We inspire and support young people with a passion for construction through education, practical work experience and employment brokerage.

We work in partnership to deliver free courses that provide practical work experience as well as careers advice.

EWEG delivers a range of programmes to BAMER women with a small staff team supported by volunteers who receive professional training, co-ordination and support which is one of our funded activities.

EWEG has already been a successful in running ESF funded programmes in 2005 called Fast Forward Grants which was primarily in assisting BME women in securing volunteering and paid Employment. We have been supported by major funders including Big Lottery, People’s Health Trust, Henry Smith Charity, Fast forward, Trust for London, Comic Relief, Sport Relief and other….

EWEG supports 240+ BAMER women annually, responding to their specific needs and customising programmes to meet them as regards provision of appropriate personnel, languages and culture ensuring equal access to development.

We have more than 10 years experience delivering funded programmes e.g. training and job search activities for BAMER females whom we have progressed all the way into jobs having planned and supported them along personal development pathways.

The BAMER female community trusts us hence activities are always well attended.

“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.

Nova’s core work is in Pre-Employment Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), Adult Education and Volunteering. The organisation has 30+ years experience of working with disadvantaged adults living in Kensington and Chelsea and deprived areas of its surrounding boroughs. In 14/15 nearly 1,600 individuals (10% increase on previous year) made a record number of attendances – 12,000 (16% increase on 13/14). We run 100+ basic skills courses each year and provide pre-employment support to nearly 600 people, often working over an extended period with individuals. Around 100 people each year engage in our volunteer programme, of whom 57% who leave go on to paid employment. Nova is currently lead partner on a successful ESF Project that ends June 2015.

Open Age, a pioneering local charity, has been transforming the lives of older people for 21 years. We run a broad range of opportunities and activities across health, leisure, well-being, education and employment.
Specialist End-to-End 50+ Employment/Job Brokerage
For over 8 years we have engaged around 1,200 people from RBKC, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham on a range of contracts. In recent years we have been successful in achieving all targets on three JCP/FSF contracts achieving: 52 sustained employment, 29 volunteering, 93 Basic IT and 60 further training.
Our USP: improving employment opportunities for 50+ people and tackling age discrimination.