Pan London Charity supporting older people's organisations and campaigning to improve their quality of life.
Coordination of Age UKs across London engaged in employability support for those over the age of 50 years
Experience and expertise of pan London project management
ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. Developed and managed by practitioners, ASDAN grew out of research work at the University of the West of England in the 1980s and was formally established as an educational charity in 1991. ASDAN's charitable purpose is: “The advancement of education, by providing opportunities for all learners to develop their personal and social attributes and levels of achievement through ASDAN awards and resources, and the relief of poverty, where poverty inhibits such opportunities for learners.” A charitable fund offering grants is in place to support ‘the relief of poverty’.
Years of experience working with disadvantaged, hard to engage and long term unemployed individuals, such as those who are homeless, have mental physical or health needs, young NEET, ex-offenders, etc. Provision of an individual tailor-made, person centred holistic intervention approach. We carry out an in-depth assessment of need, that not only takes into account the vocational needs but also any other issues/barriers the individual may have that blocks his/her progress into future employment Our performance in securing health, well-being and employment outcomes for disadvantaged groups has been praised by government agencies and funders alike.
Balance is a social enterprise with a strong track record in supporting a range of disabled people, predominantly those with learning disabilities, mental health conditions and Autism Spectrum Conditions, to support them to prepare for, seek and sustain employment. We have an impressive success rate in securing sustainable employment and achieve this by providing truly personalised support. Through assessment of individuals and a co-produced action plan, we ensure that our support meets the needs of the individual. Our current ESF funded mental health supported employment project, which provides support to people from primary and secondary care is a payment by result model. We were awarded 4 out of 4 stars by London Councils for the delivery performance, quality and management of this contract. We were one of only two organisations in London to be awarded 4 stars.
Belina are specialists in supporting lone parents get back to work. education and training, using our programme Get Ready for Work GRoW. 90% of the people we work with are women, 70% from BAME communities. We offer focused, enjoyable, structured group sessions and IAG - with crèche. Key strengths: engagement and retention: We work with children’s centres across London to engage people. We have a documented 85% retention rate. Independent evaluation tracked parents over 5 programmes: 75% responded: 30% moved into work within a year; 24% were volunteering, in full time education or training; 45% went on to work with an adviser to support them into work. We go to where parents are - their local community. We have hubs in Newham, Hammersmith and Lewisham - and can work in any London Borough. Highly commended at the national employability awards for innovative services for parents.
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
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.
We are a not for profit cycling social enterprise. We have put that we are pan London as we work and can work all over London. However we have our main bases in Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Hammersmith.
We are a not for profit social enterprise focused on creating a more diverse cycling community, improving mechanical skills and developing greener businesses.
We are able to run All Ability Clubs or Cycling for Health programmes.
We are also able to train people to become bike mechanics. We have an excellent record of supporting people into work, with around half of our trainees going on to find work.
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
Body & Soul can bring 18 years of experience working with one of the most excluded, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in the UK: children, teenagers and young people living with and affected by HIV. Our holistic programming addresses the multi-dimensional barriers to productivity experienced by this group. And our expertise in delivering integrated care, early intervention, outreach work and service provision will be of undoubtable value.