Strengthening Social and Economic Inclusion

VCS Assist - (2013-2015 part funded by ESF) provided support to London’s Voluntary Sector (VCS) organisations, to adapt and sustain themselves. It offered up to 3 days 1-1 free tailored organisational development support to over 60 organisations across London and a programme of workshops/seminars.

Start Well 2008-2010 (LDA) Project was designed to address the rehabilitation needs of clients experiencing drug and alcohol related problems. It offered structured treatment and aftercare services and training and employment support to enable them to integrate into their communities.

PRIME 2005-2007 (LSC) enabled refugees with overseas qualifications in teaching, construction and health care to re-train. It offered conversion and accredited APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience & Learning) courses.

Looking Ahead 2005-2007(LSC) was a partnership of 12 pan London voluntary organisations providing induction programmes specifically tailored to asylum seekers' needs. These included: Housing, welfare and health advice; Education and training information.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL 2000-2002 (Direct bidding to GOL) aimed to provide integrated, accessible training in Information Technology tailored to people’s needs in a supportive environment. It targeted disadvantaged people in the labour market such as people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, homeless, refugees, lone parents, alcoholics, ex-offenders and women, thus enhancing their employability.

COMMUNITY ACCESS PARTNERSHIP PROJECT 2000-2002 (CAP) aimed to improve employment opportunities of members of the Camden and Islington ethnic minority communities through promoting access to vocational training and education programmes and information, advice and guidance provision.

All of the above projects targeted disadvantaged people in the labour market such as people with disabilities, ethinic minorities, homeless, refugees, lone parents, substance misusers, ex-offenders and women.