London Training and Employment Network

Project Title:Steps into Work
Total London Councils Grant:£966,423
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)


Steps to Work project provides access to employment for jobseekers and inactive people, improving the employability skills of the unemployed and economically inactive people by aiming to equip long-term unemployed and economically inactive people living in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton, Croydon & Lambeth with skills and competences necessary to enter, remain and progress in work. In partnership with the delivery partners named below, LTEN has many years’ experience of working with all the key target groups for this project.

Although the project covers all these boroughs, it specifically targets those living in the most deprived wards. Provision is targeted at people who are furthest away from the labour market. For example, a wide range of BAME communities, parents with long-term work limiting health conditions, lone parents, women and especially those facing barriers to work, homeless people and people with disability or long-term health condition, including mental illness and those recovering from drug/alcohol misuse.

The project’s provision includes an integrated package of support that is flexible and tailored to individual participant's needs as well as other barriers that prevent their entry into the labour market. The project provides Information Advice & guidance (IAG), flexible and tailored employability and occupational skills training to meet employers’ and work requirements and also provide wrap around support intervention to help participants overcome the barriers, to enable participants to enjoy the same recruitment experience as others.

Referral route

Cynthia Hyman, Head of Operations

020 3841 6950

Unit 4 ST Marks Studio, 14 Chillingworth Road, London N7 8QJ

Borough benefits

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


  • LTEN - Lead
  • Breaking Barriers
  • Centrepoint Soho
  • HCT Group
  • Latin America Women Rights Service (LAWRS)
  • Refugee Action Kingston (RAK)
  • Skillsland Ltd & Storm Family Centre