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1 TCHC WORKING WITH PARTNERS Michael Schneider Business Development Director

2 Who are TCHC? Private company set up in 2004 by entrepreneur Dale Morgan Previous contracts: Employer Training Pilots in London and East of England Train to Gain Skills Brokerage Service Leadership & Management Skills for Jobs Response to Redundancy Current contracts: Skills Support for the Unemployed Skills Support for Redundancy Community Grants Youth Contract The Consultancy Home Counties Ltd

3 Who are TCHC? ISO 9001 – Quality Management System ISO – Information Security Management System ISO – Environmental Management System Matrix Standard – Information, Advice & Guidance Services Putting the Customer First Investors in People Merlin Standard The Consultancy Home Counties Ltd

4 CULTURE The honest brokerage Impartial Industrious & Responsive Listen Be Pro-Active & Reactive Work as a team Professional Progression & Development Respect MAKE A DIFFERENCE

5 Skills Support for the Unemployed/Redundancy (SSU/SSR) By July 2015: -14,599 individuals to receive support including a minimum of 10 hours of guided learning; -9,867 to achieve an accredited qualification or at least one unit; -9,024 into employment – of which: -An estimated 1,480 into self-employment/business through the self- employment option of Practical Skills for Business (PSfB)

6 Eligibility All individuals must be aged 19 or over and be resident in the East of England and either: -under consultation of redundancy or; -under notice of redundancy or; -notified that they may be affected by downsizing or closure or; -newly unemployed not yet claiming benefits or recently started claiming or; -those who are unemployed, in receipt of benefits, looking for work and requiring skills training to help them into work.

7 The Youth Contract year olds Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) No GCSEs Grades A* - C 3 year contract Engage with over 4,700 participants across all 11 Local Education Authority areas across the East of England Personalised Intensive Mentoring Support to engage young people and re-engage them in –F/T Time and P/T Education/Training – Existing EFA Funded Provision –Employment with Training –Apprenticeship Sustained Progression –Continuous Mentoring Support –5 out of 6 months Sustained Re-engagement Activity Expected 90% Progression and 86% Sustainability

8 Community Grants Grant applications for organisations delivering in the East of England Grants will be awarded to 3 rd Sector organisations who assist hardest to reach individuals move closer to employment Priority will be given projects aimed at under-represented groups No subcontracting Applicant organisations must have a bank account Applicant organisations must have an income of less than £300,000 in the last financial year and less than 50 full time equivalent employees. Grants of up to £12,000 available Few programmes left with advance payments (set-up costs) No match funding is required

9 Community Grants cont... CG Projects will be scored on the following criteria: –Financial viability and clear budgeting –Value for money –Achievable expected outcomes –Target groups are reached –Overall strength and quality of training/services proposed –How are Cross Cutting Themes of Equal Opportunities and Environmental Sustainability addressed

10 The Partnership Bedford Central Bedfordshire Luton Hertfordshire Southend-on-Sea Thurrock Essex Suffolk Norfolk Cambridgeshire Peterborough 35+ current Delivery Partners Skills Funding Agency Education Funding Agency Jobcentre Plus Local Authorities Schools Parents Support Agencies Colleges/Providers Employers

11 Delivery Experience Do you have any direct experience of delivering support and training to the target groups at regional/local level? (Pass or Fail question) If YES: Contract name and funding body Contract commencement and end dates Overview of the programme Target group supported Targets achieved - as a percentage of original target

12 Delivery Experience cont... Describe previous engagement with relevant target group (e.g. innovative approaches, specialisms) Ongoing services still delivered to that group (once-off or continued engagement) Existing links or partnerships with supporting agencies and training providers relevant to the target group

13 Infrastructure How many staff does your organisation employ? How many of these staff members work in the areas relevant to the delivery of this contract – regionally and locally? Do you have adequate support and admin staff to effectively deliver this contract (i.e. Do not underestimate the work involved)? Delivery locations/venues, staff at sites, capacity and facilities available (incl. suitable access for wheelchairs etc.) Outreach Who takes responsibility for quality assurance across the organisation? TCHCs ¼ ly contract monitoring schedule

14 Due Diligence With any partner request form you will need to submit: –Your constitution or set of rules –Financial Statements for the last 12 months –A copy of your Health & Safety policy –A copy of your Equal Opportunities policy –Evidence of appropriate insurance –Copy of your Safeguarding policy for Adults –Type of organisation –Company or charity registration number –VAT registration (if applicable)

15 Record keeping! Depending on programme – CG example: Eligibility Declaration formIndividual Learner Plan Monitoring and Evaluation of Soft Outcomes Learner Timesheets Short Individual Learner Records need to be completed for every participant Learners Claim for expenses

16 General rules Read the available information properly How do your responses correspond to the questions asked? What are you offering (e.g. Additionality, complementing existing provision)? Budget realistically (e.g. Staff, marketing and recruitment of target group, administration and paperwork, other resource) Grammar, spelling, punctuation! Avoid last-minute rush (complete and tidy paperwork!) Use correct terminology, for instance:

17 Outputs Vs Outcomes OutputsOutcomes What we will doWhat difference it will make What pops out at the end of a process The effect the process has had on a participant The services we provide e.g. 10 IAG Sessions The end result of the service provided e.g. Increased confidence to get a job Number of people that will be supported on a particular activity The impact an activity will have on participants

18 Contact Information Michael Schneider Mobile: nd Floor, Suite A3 Gresham House, 53 Clarendon Rd Watford WD17 1LA Tel: Mob: Thank You


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