Redbridge Council for Voluntary Service

Project Title:Outreach East
Total London Councils Grant:£938,847
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)


Outreach East also improves the employability, health, parenting, social and financial inclusion and life skills 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 the Homelessness.

This is achieved through the delivery of targeted outreach and activities in the most deprived wards of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. Project activities include, initial diagnostic assessment, induction, action planning, personalised 1-1 information, advice and guidance for 6 hours+ and 12 hours+, access to free exercise classes, cognitive behavioural therapy, healthy eating, clubs (e.g. sewing and books) parenting groups, employability, ESOL, IT, soft, vocational, and functional skills, travel training, work placements or volunteering and/or work trials.

Access to job brokerage, self-employment and enterprise support, working with employers to remove potentially discriminatory recruitment and in work practices to progress participants into sustainable, financially viable jobs.

Personalised in-work support is offered to participants that enter work and their employers to try and ensure participants remain in work for at least 26 weeks. Participants needing longer term upskilling will receive 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
  • ATN
  • DABD
  • East Thames
  • Ellingham
  • Harmony House
  • Hope 4 Havering & MADAS