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Network providers

Southwark Works is a network of employment support organisations who have come together to help you find the right (or a better) job.  All the organisations listed here make up the Southwark Works network and depending on their area of expertise, will support you no matter what your particular challenge or issue may be. Contact us if you would like to find out more about any of the network providers listed below.

The organisations are:

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St Giles Trust

The St Giles Trust are a charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need. People held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others. They show people there is a way to build a better future – for themselves and those they care about -and help them create this through support, advice and training. For Southwark Works, they support ex-offenders, people with substance use, and young people 16-25 with learning disabilities or involvement with the criminal justice system.

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Renaisi

Renaisi are an organisation that helps people and places to thrive by:

  • supporting people to learn, work and connect with their community;
  • helping organisations to understand and evaluate their impact on communities;
  • and by challenging themselves to answer the question: what does it take to improve a place?

  • For Southwark Works, they offer employability support to the long term unemployed, people aged 50+ and those with health conditions and disabilities. They also engage with a number of employers in order to source opportunities for Southwark clients.

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Unity Works (Camden Society, Bede and Toucan)

Unity Works is a consortium of organisations - Camden Society, Bede and Toucan - who support people with learning disabilities & difficulties. Unity Works is part of the Thera Group of companies.

They support people to become more confident, improve their physical and mental health so they can live truly independent lives and take steps towards employment. They support people with a learning disability to develop their careers; taking first steps in identifying and applying for work, to progressing within the career of their choice. Their social enterprises across London, including cafes, a mailing fulfilment business and a garden centre, create opportunities for people with a learning disability and enable them to showcase their talents.

They work with employers to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces, to support them to become accredited Disability Confident employers, and to promote the business case for employing people with a learning disability.

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Thames Reach

Thames Reach is a charity that supports people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. For Southwark Works, they provide bespoke, job-related support for Southwark residents at risk of homelessness.

To access Southwark Works, you can contact them via southwarkworks@thamesreach.org.uk to arrange an appointment with one of their employment advisers. You can also request a referral on your behalf via your Jobcentre Plus work coach or keyworker.

Twin UK

Twin UK has products and services to help jobseekers and employers with employment and training. We match jobseekers to employers and vice versa, creating the perfect partnership and an effective employment solution. If you are a jobseeker, they aim to change your life through work and training opportunities, no matter what your background, educational level, previous experience or personal goals are.

As an employer, they aim to fulfil your training and recruitment problems, providing effective solutions with advice and support from their dedicated team. For Southwark Works, Twin UK work with young people (16-25) who are disadvantaged and/or at risk of long - term unemployment.

Pecan

Pecan is a community development charity based in Peckham. We work with the local community to help people find a way through seemingly impossible barriers to a better future. Over the past 30 years, we’ve seen thousands clients flourish through our programs, including: ex-offenders and their families, refugees and asylum seekers, young people and the long-term unemployed. We see our service users as people who need supporting – not problems which need solving. We advocate for those we work with, challenging inequality and injustice at a local and national level to provide hope and belief in a better a future for our community.

Good People

Good People support local authorities, Housing Associations, NHS Trusts and other anchor institutions to hire local, unlock meaningful social value from their supply chains, and help connect residents to support and opportunities from a network of employers. We partner with public sector organisations to understand their key priorities and support needs, and then work with and through local community partners to connect residents to resources, support, opportunities and good work from employers around them.

Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a Charity and a Social Enterprise that works with people both inside and outside of prison who may be at risk of or have a history of offending and substance use. We are focussed on supporting people to change the direction of their lives and reduce offending, to shape a society where everyone can look forward to a bright future. We firmly believe everyone has the ability to change and should be given the opportunity to do so.