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AAF is an accredited training organisation with 20 years’ experience working mainly with BME communities. We are Matrix accredited and have successfully delivered a number of skills and employment programmes including London Councils/ESF and European Integration Fund. We offer training facilities, excellent links and networks within diverse networks and great professionalism.

Best Practice People Limited

Working in London Boroughs falling in Kent, Essex and Surrey, we offer fully funded training for volunteers, employed individuals and unemployed individuals, including NEET’s. Typically we offer skills to achieve an improved employment status and income. These range from vocational qualifications, such as Digital Media, IT, Retail, Warehousing, Hospitality, Logistics) to Maths & English.

Our goal is twofold, to help individuals grow themselves through skills development, and to help businesses economic growth through up skilling their staff

BELS has been operational since 2001 and we have a long and successful track record of supporting disadvantaged 14 to 25 year-olds and preparing them for adult and working life successfully progressing them into employment and/or further training. We run personal development and pre-employment programmes, enabling young people to improve their social skills and employment prospects. We deliver a range of activities including: A One-to-One Matrix Accredited Information, Advice and Guidance Service; Employability skills, Personal Development Programmes; Job Clubs; Job and Training Brokerage and In-Work and in-Learning Support. We have extensive local support networks enabling us to reach out to young people and tap into the resources of the local community to maximise on the support and the outcomes for young people.
We run personal development and pre-employment programmes, enabling young people to improve their social skills, educational achievements and employment prospects, and encouraging them to take control of their future. In relation to these programmes, we deliver a range of activities including: A One-to-One Matrix Accredited Information, Advice and Guidance Service; A Personal Development Programme; Job Clubs; Job and Training Brokerage and In-Work and in-Learning Support.
BELS has been operational since 2001 and has a long track record of supporting disadvantaged 14 to 25 year-olds and preparing them for adult and working life raising their life aspirations, confidence and self-esteem.

We are a small BME Housing Association which operates in South London. We have a wealth of experience in working with women and their housing issues. We are committed to the provision of social housing and providing services to bring additional opportunities to our residents. We have a sound governance structure, a sound financial base and a board member with substantial experience of applying and obtaining EU grants . We have a number of ideas to develop into projects which we hope can attract EU funding.

As a specialist grassroots organisation, we bring first hand experience of delivering programmes that work to empower and raise aspiration levels of disadvantaged young people primarily from BAME communities in London.

Our programmes are both community and schools based. JAGS has worked in partnerships with both local and national organisations. As a specialist grassroots organisation, we bring first hand experience of delivering programmes that work to empower and raise aspiration levels of disadvantaged young and had built long-term relationships with a number of statutory and private businesses to extend the reach of our services.

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.

The Streatham Drop in Centre is a small, grassroots charity which aims to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for refugee and asylum seeker individuals and families in south London. We have excellent links with statutory and other VCS organisations in the south London area, who we work in partnership with to provide specialised support, information and advice, and health and wellbeing interventions. Our staff have considerable experience of providing holistic support for refugee individuals. We are therefore well placed to work in partnership with other organisations who do not cover south London or do not have specialist knowledge of the needs of refugee individuals.

We support the third sector and the communities they serve harness technology for community benefit. We are experienced in delivering a range of IT training to sector staff & volunteers & support them utilise digital tools to become more efficient & effective. Through our digital inclusion programme – Community Connected – we work with organisations e.g. Housing Associations, Community groups on estates, Carers, Homelessness & Disability organisations etc. to raise awareness of the benefits being online can bring, (addressing motivational barriers), train, build & support digital capabilities (addresses lack of skills barrier) and provide advice re internet access & refurbish devices (addresses access barrier). We also can capture stories & impact through multimedia tools.

Brightside is an online mentoring organisation, supporting young people through their education and career decisions. Our mentoring platform can be branded, requires no software installation and can be accessed from anywhere. Brightside can manage projects in-house- including moderation of activity, liaising with all participants and reviewing engagement reports and messages for evaluation.

Mentoring models can be designed to flexibly fit around existing interventions, enhancing the experience for scheme participants and ensuring impressive outcomes are achieved- e.g. by providing a young person with a mentor during their first months at a new work placement/apprenticeship to ensure longer-term retention rates are secured.

We can bring our experience of running successful employability and skills development programmes for people with (moderate) mental health, health and wellbeing issues through strong links /partnerships with local businesses primarily from age 18 yrs. upwards. We have a well-established reuse-recycling operation that provides the foundation for engaging individuals in training, community engagement and experience of a real-work environment. We have developed and delivered accredited training and informal learning programmes that help people into work or further training. We provide Mandatory Work Placements with successful progression onto employment. We are ISO 9000 accredited.

We have 20 years’ experience of engaging disadvantaged communities in S.W. London and Surrey to bring positive change to their lives and the environment through reuse, furniture recycling and up cycling, job and life skills training and other activities that address issues of social exclusion, unemployment, poverty and wasted resources.