Kennedy Scott and their subcontractors are launching their new Help to Work project in Kennedy Scott’s centre in Brighton on Friday 16th June at 4pm.
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.
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 Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Croydon 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.
Alongside traditional employability and skills training, participants on the programme have access to Kennedy Scott’s Help to Work marketplace (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 our customers. Participants are given a £100 budget to spend on products and services that can help support them towards employment by giving them responsibility over their journey back to work. It includes 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 platform, 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.”
Kennedy Scott would like to invite those from the local community to the launch. In particular local employers and support services interested in working with Kennedy Scott, as well as individuals who are interested in joining the programme. If you would like to attend, please contact Kennedy Scott Regional Manager, Barbara Penney on 07581 531 936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org