Connect ME

This project points individuals towards Jobcentre Plus and its services through Ethnic Minority Outreach in London City and East. This service is available to anyone who is eligible to work but have not yet had contact with Jobcentre Plus including the socially excluded, long-term unemployed and those who are illiterate. Outreach workers recruit individuals from the community to attend surgeries in local venues. We then assess the individuals’ needs and match them to needed training and advice as well as regularly reviewing their progress. Out of 180 people who signed up, 105 were registered with JCP with 64 enrolling in training provision and 26 getting jobs.   Of these 16 sustained their job.