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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.

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.

We have been working with disadvantaged sections of the BAME communities since 1990 in Yorkshire and London. We are also a founding partner of 3SC based in London, which delivers public sector contracts through third sector organisations.
We have recently completed Quest for Integration London: a one year project which ended in June 2015 where we trained 150 BAME women in ESOL and helped them to economically integrate by going onto further education, employment, volunteering or becoming self-employed.
Many of these women were eager to continue in their quest for finding employment and integrating better in the British society.

St Giles Trust aims to break the cycle of disadvantage and offending by supporting people to change their lives. We currently work with 15,000 people across the UK helping them to build a positive future.
We have an excellent record of delivering high quality skills and employment services, exceeding contract targets, and meeting funders’ requirements. There are strong links to local partners and employers.
Our award winning Peer Advisor Programme for ex-service users brings unique credibility to our work. Peer Advisors follow a programme of training and placement whilst gaining an A & G L3 qualification and progressing into employment.

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.

Thames Reach have thirty years experience in working with people facing multiple disadvantage. Initially working with rough sleepers our services have developed to include work around mental and physical health, substance misuse and offending. Thames Reach delivers employment services from our Employment Academy in Peckham and we are focused on delivering services that enable people to get and keep work and build a career, particularly using volunteering as a route to employment. We have strong links with a range of employers including through our Employer Engagement service and with corporate partners including McKinsey, KPMG and DC Advisory who provide a range of employability programmes and mentoring opportunities to our service users. We also have links with City Lit and LeSoCo to provide accredited learning and training qualifications. In the last year Thames Reach supported 221 people into employment and we have a strong reputation for directly employing service users – 23% of our staff team have lived experience of homelessness.

Thames Reach is an Industrial & Provident Society registration number 24377R and is an Exempt Charity registration number XN76517.

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.