Projects we fund equip individuals with the personal and occupational skills they needs to access and compete effectively in the labour market.
The following groups and sub-groups have been identified as priority meeting the above criteria.
Disabled people or people with a health condition: London Councils will target the following sub-groups:
- Disabled parents;
- People with mental health problems and who are not eligible for the Pathways to Work Programme;
- Parents of disabled children
People recovering from drug and alcohol addiction
Homeless people: London Councils will target the following groups:
- Homeless individuals;
- Homeless families.
Refugees and asylum seekers: London Councils will target the following sub-group:
- People with pre-entry level ESOL needs.
People from BME groups with low labour market participation rates: Specific groups targeted could include:
- Bangladeshi women;
- Pakistani women;
- Somali women.
Older People aged 50 and over:
Organisations will work with the individual to overcome their barriers to work and improve their employability. This will be achieved through:
- innovative outreach to groups - such as recruiting women at the school gates, using community venues, GPs etc;
- providing integrated packages of support that can be personalised to reflect an individual’s needs - job search, skills for life, support for mental health problems, training, mentoring, work placements, support to create new businesses/social enterprises, and;
- working with employers to overcome any concerns around employing these groups and encourage more flexible working - for parents, disabled people (both physically and those with mental health problems), carers and older people.