Additional Skills Projects funded by the LEP
Elevate Berkshire seeks to support unemployment and economically inactive 16-24 year olds.
Berkshire Cares aims to help raise the profile and ambition of the care workforce and recruit the right people to the sector. The programme, which focuses on the positive role of care workers, is designed to support care providers across Berkshire who often experience difficulties in recruiting.
Skills Support for the Workforce offers tailored training courses set up to address the skills gaps of those currently employed but requiring skills development. The focus is on addressing the needs identified in the LEP’s Skills Priority Statement. Working across Berkshire, the project delivery partners provide a range of relevant vocational training opportunities in priority skills needs and sectors.
The Stronger Together Partnership of 13 organisations across the voluntary and community sector is open to all eligible participants from the west and east of the LEP area, concentrating on the most deprived areas to help the most vulnerable in society back into employment. The project supports those who are furthest from the labour market through tailored action plans to improve skills and increase confidence. Individualised support to overcome barriers to work will include key workers, tutoring and jobs clubs. Specialist support is offered for those with additional barriers to employment, including ex-offenders.
Supporting Families with Complex Needs supports families with complex needs living in Berkshire to address the multiple barriers preventing them from entering and sustaining employment. It targets families facing at least one of the criteria for being ‘Troubled Families’. Families have Key Worker support and personalised action plans.