Women Returners to Work and what the sector can do to help

At the ERSA Conference in December I attended the ‘Returners to Work’ Breakout session hosted by Elizabeth Taylor, CEO of Bootstrap Enterprises, Caitlin O’Kelly of the Government Equalities Office and Rosie Ferguson, CEO of Gingerbread.  It was inspiring to hear from these women, all committed to making a difference to other people’s lives and I … Continue reading Women Returners to Work and what the sector can do to help

10 THINGS EMPLOYMENT ADVISERS NEED TO KNOW TO SUPPORT WOMEN INTO WORK

INTRODUCTION Unlike lots of people on employability programmes most women don’t have a barrier to working. Most women want to work but can find it difficult due to having external considerations such as caring responsibilities for children or relatives.  Women can quite often experience breaks in their work patterns too which means there can be … Continue reading 10 THINGS EMPLOYMENT ADVISERS NEED TO KNOW TO SUPPORT WOMEN INTO WORK

Boosting Confidence and Self Esteem is Key to Empowering Tamil Women

A key element of Belina’s Get Ready For Work  approach is to link with local groups and organisations to help women build their confidence and self esteem and support them into suitable, sustainable employment.  One of these organisations in Croydon is Empowering Tamil Families which specialise in providing practical and social support services to the Asian community … Continue reading Boosting Confidence and Self Esteem is Key to Empowering Tamil Women

Kennedy Scott launch  their new Help to Work project – Belina part of the team

Belina is delighted to be part of the team working with Kennedy Scott on their the new Help to Work project. Help to Work is a highly innovative back-to-work project that aims to tackle worklessness amongst the most disadvantaged in the Coast to Capital LEP region. This includes Croydon, Brighton and Hove, Worthing  and parts … Continue reading Kennedy Scott launch  their new Help to Work project – Belina part of the team

Case Study: McMillan Children Centre Sweet GRoW Group

Our contacts at Uxbridge wrote to all the children’s centres in the area and suggested they work with us. McMillan have been the most proactive and following a number of outreach visits, we held a two-hour outreach session for parents and everyone who came to the session wanted to do more work with us. There … Continue reading Case Study: McMillan Children Centre Sweet GRoW Group

Case Study: SWEET Bengali Women’s GRoW Group

Through our work with the Hillingdon Women’s Centre we have developed a partnership that is embedding our work in the local community. We agreed to base our weekly drop-in at the Women’s Centre to coincide with their job-club. Through this work, Belina was asked to speak at the Hillingdon International Women’s Day event on employment … Continue reading Case Study: SWEET Bengali Women’s GRoW Group