Upskilling employment advisers to support residents with complex needs
This month through our Work Connections Programme, we began training 20 advisers who work across all nine of our member boroughs to support residents with complex needs into employment.
Supported Employment Training is built on the premise that everyone can work with the right job and the right support.
Delivered in partnership with BASE (British Association for Supported Employment), this training will enable advisers working in our nine member boroughs to provide the right support to employers and residents who require specialist help, including those with disabilities, to find and keep good jobs.
Sarah Murray, Director of Local London said “Our Work Connections team are committed to providing the support partners need, they are engaging with services across our nine boroughs and beyond to help them improve work-related services for our residents. This training is one of a series of bespoke interventions that have been put in place after listening to what front-line staff and managers need.”
The current SET cohort includes advisers from local authorities, community and commercial organisations who operate in the employment and skills sector in Bexley, Bromley, Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
Our team are striving to bring together partners working in employment services and to drive improvement consistently across our adviser network in Local London so residents can get the same great level of support, no matter which borough they live in.
This innovative programme is part of the Mayor of London’s ‘No Wrong Door’ (NWD) initiative, which aims to bring together employment services, employers and residents looking for work, apprentice/traineeships or training opportunities, to ensure that residents across our boroughs receive the support they need to find and keep good work, and have careers that they can be proud of.
> Find out more about our Work Connection team’s work.