•Embedded and delivered at the heart of the community by VCS organisations that have access to and are best positioned to meet the needs of local residents.
•Engaging, supporting and delivering innovative, individually tailored programmes with end to end support to meet the needs of participants and add value to mainstream provision.
•Programmes will address the root causes of poverty which cause barriers to work and equip individuals with the personal and occupational skills they need to move closer to or into employment.
- Programmes will aim to have 25% long-term unemployed participants and 75% economically inactive participants.
Projects will target:
- Women, particularly those who are economically inactive due to parental and/or caring responsibilities.
- People with health issues, particularly mental health conditions or a disability.
- Lone parents, particularly those living in temporary accommodation.
- Residents who have not engaged with projects or developed their skills in the last two years.
- Those in receipt of Discretionary Housing Payments.
- Residents who are 50+ years old.
- Housed in temporary accommodation in neighbouring boroughs.
Project will target:
- Lambeth residents with a disability or long-term health condition who require more personalised and intensive support to address barriers to working.
- End-to-end support: initial assessment; action planning; job / training search; and, intensive employment support once in employment; working with employers at every stage.
- Local employers to raise awareness of existing support for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
- All while delivering an innovative and individually tailored approach to employment support.
Projects will target:
- Women, in particular Somali, Bangladeshi and Turkish women and those who are economically inactive due to parental (pre-school children) and/or caring responsibilities
- People with health issues, particularly mental health or a disability
- Lone parents and residents living in temporary accommodation and in receipt of Discretionary Housing Payments
- Residents who are 50+ years old with low-level or no qualifications
- Long-term unemployed and economically inactive residents who have not engaged with any projects or developed their skills in the last two years
- Homeless people
- Housed in temporary accommodation in neighbouring boroughs