Redbridge Council for Voluntary Service

Project Title:Aim Higher
Total London Councils Grant:£983,871
Funding period:01 September 2016 to 30 March 2019
Priority:Tackling Poverty through Employment (European Social Fund match funded)
Service area:Priority 3 Tackling Poverty Through Employment (ESF Matchfunded)


Aim Higher engage, improve the employability, health, parenting, life skills and social inclusion of economically inactive and long term unemployed people from the following target groups: parents with long term work limiting health conditions, people with mental health needs, people from ethnic groups with low labour market participation rates, women facing barriers to employment, people recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction or misuse and homelessness.

This is achieved through the delivery of targeted outreach and activities in the most deprived wards of Enfield, Tower Hamlets, City of London, Camden, Hackney and Islington. Project activities include, initial diagnostic assessment, induction, action planning, individualised 1-1 information, advice and guidance for 6 hours+ and 12 hours+, access to health support e.g. weight management programmes, healthy eating, sustainable food growing programmes and mindfulness sessions, clubs e.g. IT, parenting groups, training in soft skills, vocational, functional skills, ESOL; work placements or volunteering and/or work trials, access to job brokerage, self-employment and enterprise support to progress participants into work.

Personalised in work support is offered to all participants that enter work, and their employers. Participants also access support to progress into further education or training.

Referral route

Martyne Callender, Employment and Skills Team Manager

020 3874 4129

103 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4PU

Borough benefits

For further information about Priority Three please see the London Councils ESF Programme.


  • Redbridge CVS – Lead
  • Bromley by Bow Centre
  • HCT
  • LTEN
  • Osmani Trust & Volunteer Centre Hackney