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Blue Sky is an award-winning charity that solely employs ex-offenders for 6 months and offers them a package of rehabilitation support whilst with us (training, housing support, mentoring and jobs brokering). We operate over 20 commercial contracts around London and anticipate having more than 100 vacancies to offer ex-offenders this year alone. We have a track record of successfully delivering ESF programmes in the past – notably being part of London Probation’s PIANO programme where we achieved all the employment and training outcomes assigned to us. We are also currently a specialist provider to Reed and A4e on the DWP’s

Carers Trust Thames

Carers Trust Thames has a 35 year history of providing respite breaks for carers, primarily by providing replacement care. This respite care is required for carers whilst they access advice about work and benefits, attend training, prepare for work activities and eventually attend work. Without respite care many carers will be unable to engage. Carers Trust Thames is part of the national Carers Trust network which includes carers centres across much of London. Carers Trust Thames also provides homecare services for people with a disability and elderly frail people, and assists them to continue living in their own homes.

Central Africa’s Rights & AIDS (CARA) Society

CARA defends the legal rights of poor people who cannot afford a lawyer and helps them to save their homes, keep their jobs and protect their loved ones. We also provide HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, striving to reduce premature deaths, providing quality basic education for all (especially girls), water and sanitation.

To continue the work that CARA provides in the UK and Africa, we rely on people like you. Please consider helping us with a monthly, or you can make a one-off donation, to our 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.

Enterprise CUBE

Enterprise CUBE was created to bridge the gap between disadvantaged people and business, promoting entrepreneurship at a grassroots level. We are a small and dedicated team, currently supporting over 400 people a year in their start-up ventures. We work with local and national community based organisations, who commission our courses to help increase their clients’ self-employment opportunities. We have extensive expertise in enterprise and specialise in developing skills and achieving self-employment outcomes with a wide variety of clients’ groups and needs. We would bring a proven training scheme and excellent team to any partnership.

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.

Future Path

Future Path currently deliver services in 8 London boroughs:

Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon & Hounslow.

We are embedded within each local authority and DWP, delivering from co-located premises including jobcentres, council buildings and community venues.
We have excellent and current relations with JCP, local authorities, the West London Alliance and other stakeholders. We bring a high quality employment support service that is outcome-focussed, but using a highly supportive delivery style.

Gingerbread

Gingerbread offers quality services that support unemployed and economically inactive customers to move closer to the labour market and improve their financial circumstances. We are recognised as the experts in supporting this customer group, using our experience to help single parents overcome their barriers to employment. Our employment support programmes consistently support in excess of 55% of participants into work. We have also developed a number of programmes which specifically support young single parents with their particular needs and challenges. These programmes achieve positive progression rates of between 70% – 80%.

Harrow Carers

Harrow Carers have a long standing reputation for providing practical solutions and dedicated resources for carers and their families – we have worked in partnership and led on many responsive and preventative projects to serve the Harrow community through our service departments:
• Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Respite
• Older carers
• Young carers
• HomeShare
We can offer partners our experience in planning and delivery of outcomes, existing infrastructure and a management structure lead by Mike Coker; our CEO.

Inspire!

As the education business partnership for Hackney, Camden and Islington, Inspire! brings its extensive network of local and City-based employer contacts, excellent relationships with schools and colleges and a wealth of contract management experience to any partnership arrangement. We have successfully run a number of programmes engaging pre-NEET and NEET young people (aged 15-19), consistently exceeding funder targets / profiles and receiving praise for best practice and high quality of delivery. This includes the ESF/SFA funded GLYP04 programme – for which we managed delivery across the North London cluster – which recruited 503 young people against a target of 413