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Acknowledging Youths provides a complete a support programme for the recruitment and employment opportunity. We have successfully finished 7th projects with DWP to help young people to develop their confidence, self-esteem and enhance their chances of finding and keeping a job.

 

Some of our Achievements:

Since 2012 Acknowledging Youths CIC helped over 2000 people

August 2014 – AY Recruitment agency and website ware set up

2865 Universal Job match applicants

18903 nationally vacancies apprenticeship

1199 attended courses and workshops and people found a job or voluntary placements

Action for Children is a large national charity with a long history of supporting children, young people and families. We have a presence across London, with a range of work including young carers services, short breaks for children with disabilities and services for children in care. We are keen to use our nationwide expertise working with children, young people and families in areas such as youth employability and training, supporting families to be work ready and helping young people with disabilities access the job market through the Building Better Opportunities funding, and are interested in being either a Lead or Delivery partner.

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.

AWC has evidence of successful history of supporting BME women, and girls to overcome their experiences, and of improving their safety, wellbeing and self-confidence.

Our key strength is our knowledge of, and strong working relationships with, existing services across the Tri-borough area and we also offer an excellent consistent, safe, tailored and visible profile for ‘hard to reach’ BME women and girls to access our services and for organisations wishing to work alongside us.

Currently we are the only organisation representing BME community groups in Angelou partnership; delivering Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) community-based services in the Tri-borough (Kensington, Hammersmith and Fulham, Chelsea and Westminster) and Brent.
Equally our ‘Women Into Employment’ project, which supports and skilled-up unemployed women survivors of domestic violence; to move closer to the job market, is a very popular.

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.

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

We would be interested in being a host organisation for specialist skilled support for carers into employment, or a local delivery partner. Experience – we ran a successful very small scale pilot project supporting carers into employment. We worked with 30 carers in Westminster to encourage them into an employability programme, training courses and supported volunteering. Reach – we have regular contact with more than 3,000 carers in the central London boroughs of Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham. Quality – we are a highly professional organisation with a track record of meeting stretching targets and delivering local authority contracts as well as trust funded work. Responsive – carers needs are constantly changing and we are well-versed in adapting what we do to better suit the needs of our beneficiaries. Meeting needs – CN is a well-established local player with a long history of providing carer support, advice and advocacy, events, trips, information and support. We administer small grants programmes and organise very successful local events.

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.

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.

EWEG delivers a range of programmes to BAMER women with a small staff team supported by volunteers who receive professional training, co-ordination and support which is one of our funded activities.

EWEG has already been a successful in running ESF funded programmes in 2005 called Fast Forward Grants which was primarily in assisting BME women in securing volunteering and paid Employment. We have been supported by major funders including Big Lottery, People’s Health Trust, Henry Smith Charity, Fast forward, Trust for London, Comic Relief, Sport Relief and other….

EWEG supports 240+ BAMER women annually, responding to their specific needs and customising programmes to meet them as regards provision of appropriate personnel, languages and culture ensuring equal access to development.

We have more than 10 years experience delivering funded programmes e.g. training and job search activities for BAMER females whom we have progressed all the way into jobs having planned and supported them along personal development pathways.

The BAMER female community trusts us hence activities are always well attended.