Presentation on theme: "Regional Development Manager, A4e"— Presentation transcript:
1 Regional Development Manager, A4e Work ProgrammeEast LondonWednesday 11th MayLouise DuncanRegional Development Manager, A4e
2 A4e Background Welfare to Work Legal Justice Transitions Enterprise We support the hard to reach communities deliveringSkills for Life qualifications helping to increase theiropportunitiesOur Community Legal Advice Centres in Hull andLeicester have dealt with over 60,000 legal mattersbetween them, in just under two yearsJusticeTransitionsWe currently provide education and training to over8,500 prisoners within 28 prisons across the UKWe offer a wide range of advice, training and solutions to candidates that are either changing careers or facing redundancy to help them to achieve their desired goalEnterpriseFinancial Guidance39% of all pupils in our Vocational Centres havebeen excluded from school, 64% are at risk of beingexcluded and 72% achieve qualificationsWe help over 22,000 clients each year with problemsrelating to debt, family, employment housing andbenefits and tax creditsSkills & TrainingOver the past 10 years we have helped over 20,000new companies start-up and grow through businesssupport and entrepreneurship programmesFSIThe FSI has donated services, training days, forums,workshops, partnerships and donations of almost£2m to over 750 small charitiesIndependent LivingInternationalThe second largest provider of Direct Payments services in the UK, you can trust A4e to deliver a reliable, personalised service.
5 Work Programme – Core elements A4e Five Building Blocks of SustainabilityThe core requirements to move away from benefits dependency
6 3 Development Programmes The Access & Outlook Programme focuses on increasing access to jobs, career planning, confidence, mock job interviews, and at least a full day per week of structured job search.The Skills Programme focuses on tackling skills barriers through specialist assessments, vocational & soft skills development.The Capacity & Resilience Programme includes joint case reviews with existing support networks and increasing contact and participation on a weekly basis to build capacity.
7 Support for Life – our sustainability offer Sustainability risk profileCan be light touch, can be intensive supportLife focused, skills focused, employer focused8am to 8pmBasic barriers that emerge - travel, finance, childcareIn work health supportA career not just a job – skills and training focusRe-commence – maintaining momentum for customers who have left work
8 Our A4e Solution Blended approach Self delivery Partners Self delivery (c.53%)Subcontracting (c.47%)No imposed model to supply chain.Flexible commercial modelSelf deliveryA4e Transitions – Graduates and ProfessionalsA4e Enterprise – support Job creationCommunity Manager – attend LEG, LSP, etc4 new Voxs Centres in LondonOutreach approach e.g. Children centres, libraries, GP SurgeriesPartnersGeographical End to EndSpecialist End to End e.g. Disability WorksIntervention Partner e.g. Beonsite, New Deal of the Mind, Addison LeeStrategic Partnerships e.g. Dress for Success, Save the Children/ FAST, Adecco, Crossrail, Citizens Trust, People Supermarket
9 Aspirations / Challenges for London CPA Using Work Programme as a platform for future growthTaking a “Total Person” approach to include families, health, justice.Integration with current local activity - role of Community OfficerPayment by results contract needs to have additional funding support.Working with local providers and funding bodies to have access to other areas of funding to support.London has the lowest employment and generally national employment contracts tend to have the lowest outcomes in London.The 6 primes are working together on support for London through the GLA, including Jobs access, Skills and Health.
10 Gaps and Further Partnership Opportunities Currently working with our supply chain to confirm delivery.Will determine gaps over the first quarter and evolve partnershipsWill contact our registered partners of opportunities on WP or any future bidsTo register :or contact Amber ShottonOr Louise Duncan