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.
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
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.
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.
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.
HCT Group is a leading provider of public transport and related training services in the UK whilst promoting the concepts of social justice and equality for all. The combination of its services has led to its partnership working with other bus operators such as First, East London, Metrobus, Go Ahead, Abellio, CT Plus, etc. over the last 8 years. It prides itself in delivering end-to-end sector (transport and logistics) specific skills and employment support to BAME, lone parent, women, long term unemployed, who want to work and are prevented from doing so by a range of barriers. HCT has established partnership management structure which it adopts for its projects.
High Trees has been in operation for the past 16 years and is an established community anchor and hub working with local people and a range of partners to build the capacity of individuals. Guided by the needs of the local community we deliver and support a range of projects grouped in three interlined thematic areas:
•Community Development; nurturing and capacity building individuals to empower them to take local action
•Employment, Education and Training Support; Community Learning, accredited training courses, (ALS) employment support (DWP and SFA), volunteering opportunities and work placements schemes
•Children and Young People Services; working on the basis of early intervention, we deliver, well-being projects, self-development programmes, mentoring and youth leadership.
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.
Morley College has a strong commitment to outstanding learner experience, partnerships and responsive learner-centred education. This supports progression as well as building the social and economic capital of local adults. We have a track record of: – excellent teaching in a wide range of subjects, from English, maths and ESOL to arts and humanities – rigorous Quality Assurance and agile Management Information – engaging disadvantaged and hardest to reach communities across Lambeth and Southwark, including people with mental health needs, older learners and women from under-represented communities – outstanding partnerships with many statutory and VCS organisations.
New Challenge was established in March 1997 as a private, not-for-profit organisation and has a long and successful track record of working with disadvantaged individuals experiencing multiple barriers to accessing skills and employment We have successfully delivered a number of ESF co-financed projects with a focus on helping participants improve their employability/vocational skill and succeed in securing sustained employment. We have a highly successful careers advice and guidance service that supports over 500 customers per month in West London. We are accredited to deliver BTEC and NCFE IT User and Workskills qualifications and we also offer a successful employer engagement and job brokerage service.