The Salvation Army offers support with employability skills to help people become job-ready, to get a job and to stay in work and they do so as a locally-based organisation operating from more than 1,000 locations. As such, they deliver employability contracts and community outreach works in their Employment Plus locals. They help people furthest from employment, through their journey by offering a listening ear and supporting people with complex needs where possible.
Remploy is the UK’s leading disability specialist, with more than 70 years of experience delivering employment and skills support. Remploy was established in 1944 following the introduction of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, the aim of which was to provide employment for people injured during the war and coal miners with health conditions. As a government-owned business, they provided direct employment for disabled people in a national network of factories. The first factory opened in 1946 in Bridgend, South Wales making violins and the network developed over several decades. Recognising that social attitudes to disability were changing, in the late 1980s, they started to develop programmes to support disabled people into mainstream employment with other businesses. Remploy work as a subcontractor for Kennedy Scott on the DWP/ESF Specialist Employability Support programme covering North Wales.
Momentum Skills provides vocational rehabilitation and training services, empowering people with disabilities and those who are excluded to gain the skills they need to live independently and to gain access to employment. Established in 1990, Momentum Skills now operates from 16 locations across the UK and assists some 2,500 people to achieve their goals each year. Momentum Skills founds all of its services on the fundamental principle that the service user, and those closest to him or her, are the primary authorities on what the person wants from life. The organisation adheres to the core values of independence, community integration, social and economic inclusion, empowerment, and choice. Our services build upon the individual’s values and aspirations, rather than them being expected to adapt to or accept what is already provided. The individual is the focus of what is possible, not the existing institutions. Momentum work as a subcontractor for Kennedy Scott on the DWP/ESF Specialist Employability Support programme covering Scotland and Birmingham.
Enterprise aims to provide client-centered training and support mechanisms to enable people with a disadvantage to unlock their full potential through starting their own business. Every year they work with a number of individuals, across the UK, who face a variety of barriers due to disability, ill health or social circumstance. Their approach is based on rigorous research and consultation, always keeping the principle of serving our client group at the heart of everything we do. Enterprise work as a subcontractor for Kennedy Scott on the DWP/ESF Specialist Employability Support programme covering self-employment support on a national basis.
Setas employ the best people to deliver specialist employment, health, well-being and training services to people that need support, advice and guidance. Setas are signed up as a mindful employer meaning they strive to achieve excellence in how they support their employees and how they understand mental health. They are also committed to the disability confident initiative. Setas work as a subcontractor for Kennedy Scott on the DWP/ESF Help to Work programme.
Genius Within CIC is a social enterprise established in 2011 to help people with neurodiversity to fulfill their potential in employment and their careers. Neurodiversity creates strengths that can benefit workplaces and communities. We are working towards a future where all adults with neurodiversity will be able to maximise their potential and work to their strengths; where those with problems at work or in custody receive the diagnosis, coaching and support that they need.