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.
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.
ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. Developed and managed by practitioners, ASDAN grew out of research work at the University of the West of England in the 1980s and was formally established as an educational charity in 1991. ASDAN’s charitable purpose is: “The advancement of education, by providing opportunities for all learners to develop their personal and social attributes and levels of achievement through ASDAN awards and resources, and the relief of poverty, where poverty inhibits such opportunities for learners.” A charitable fund offering grants is in place to support ‘the relief of poverty’.
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.
Betknowmore UK mission is to develop and deliver support and education services to address problem gambling and addiction. To facilitate this, we have launched Gambling Support Hubs (GaMS) in Islington and Newham. The GaMS Hubs services include an outreach mentoring programme called ACT, a tailored 1-2-1 outreach programme for gambling addiction. We also provide workshops, specific to client need, and information services, such as posters and leaflets. We focus on partnership building and our partners already include drug/alcohol agencies, mental health services and housing associations.
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.
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.
We are the main adult single homeless provider in the London Borough of Newham. We have a track record of partnership working with a range of organisations, most recently Thames Reach (London Street Rescue) working with rough sleepers. We are a high performing organisation with an SROI OF 398%. We work with complex need and multiple disadvantage including mental health, substance misuse, criminal justice and domestic violence. We offer access to accommodation, educational and vocational opportunities for single homeless people. We offer access to volunteering. We offer access to a holistic Aspirations Programme of activities within the Outcomes Star Framework.
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.