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 of West Sussex and Surrey. The project will support a wide range of participants including lone parents, those with language barriers and individuals with disabilities and complex health conditions.
The three year project will support 800 individuals and marks an important milestone for Kennedy Scott as it includes the launch of their new Help to Work marketplace (e-Circle of Support), which is an extension of the organisation’s highly successful Circle of Support model.
Alongside traditional employability and skills training, participants on the programme will have access to Kennedy Scott’s e-Circle of Support. A ‘shop for support’ online marketplace, revolutionary within the sector. This brings together in one place – skills, wellbeing and employment services, specifically for their customers. Participants are given a £100 budget to spend on products and services that can help support them towards employment, giving them responsibility over their journey back to work. It include things like retail vouchers for interview clothing, wellbeing support, courses and qualifications.
Participants will also be offered traditional employability and skills training which will include support in CV writing, confidence and motivation building classes, condition management advice and a job brokering service.
Commenting on the start of the contract, Teresa Scott, CEO of Kennedy Scott said:
“I am delighted that Kennedy Scott are now expanding their reach across the Coast to Capital LEP region, in this innovative programme for the most marginalised in our society.
“We have, in conjunction with our local partners, developed a really innovative e-Circle of Support marketplace, which empowers the customer to take ownership of their development and provides a state of the art tailored, digital support platform from which they can choose a wide range of local training interventions.
“It will change the face of the employability support for the future and ensure that we are providing the best possible opportunities for our customers, where it matters most, in their local area.”