The Citizens Trust (Disability Times Trust – DTT)

Project Title:Directions West London (DWL)
Total London Councils Grant:£896,229
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)


Directions West London is an integrated employment and pastoral support project providing a range of employment related and personal development support interventions to the boroughs of Hounslow, Ealing, Hillingdon, Brent & Richmond Upon Thames.

It is delivered by a partnership of highly experienced VCS and Not for Profit organisations. The project targets some of the most vulnerable residents across west London, in particular those who are economically inactive and the long-term unemployed. These include: women, older people, ethnic minorities, people with long-term work limiting health conditions/disabilities and lone parents. Within each of these target groups the project provides support and guidance with the aim to increase and improve the active participation of participant’s in the labour market through the acquisition of personal and occupational skills.

This will be achieved through the delivery of a multifaceted employment programme that provides robust ongoing assessments, vocational/employment specific training, pre-employment training, work experience, health workshops, personal and soft skills development, employer engagement, employment mentoring and in-work support.

This includes personalized information, advice and guidance (IAG) support for participants experiencing homelessness or substance recovery, employability and skills development training, individualized digital job search strategies and work experience and volunteering opportunities.

Referral route

Ian Whitehead, Trust Manager

020 8566 1206

1-2 Craven Road, Ealing, London W5 2UA

Borough benefits

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


  • Citizens Trust - Lead
  • ACDA
  • New Challenge & Action West London