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.
Martyne Callender, Employment and Skills Team Manager
020 3874 4129
103 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4PU
- Redbridge CVS Lead
- Bromley by Bow Centre
- Osmani Trust & Volunteer Centre Hackney