Connected (ESF)

Connecting workless families with employment support in the CLLD area. 

“Connected” is funded by European Social Fund (ESF)​

Connecting workless families with employment support in the CLLD area. Our aim is to support people who face the most difficult challenges and barriers to work. The project will provide individuals with confidence building, taster sessions and volunteering opportunities so that they can prepare effectively for work.

Objectives

  • Building capacity within communities as a foundation for economic growth in deprived areas
  • Embedding access to opportunities for growth for all areas and groups
  • Addressing persistent levels of unemployment, economic inactivity and poverty, particularly in urban areas
  • Supporting the employment needs / employability of the area’s most vulnerable residents

In targeting workless families we will be engaging with those who are likely to be some of the most vulnerable residents in the CLLD area.

These will be individuals who are often overlooked by other programmes because they are deemed to difficult to engage, too hard to help. These will be people with multiple and complex needs – those with addictions, experience of homelessness, mental health problems, history of domestic abuse. Some will have a criminal record, others may have spent their childhood in the care system and will have little trust that anyone can help them. Our project will be the only one in the local area that will deliberately target these individuals and empower them to use community and mainstream services in order to transform their employment prospects and ultimately their own and their family’s lives.

Talk English

Talk English Project is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

What is the project purpose?

Talk English Project is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Talk English Courses and Activities take place in many areas of England such as Yorkshire & Humber, North West, Midlands, East England and London, which have high populations of people who do not speak English well or at all and may be isolated.

Talk English is for beginners who are at Pre-entry and Entry Level 1, the learning takes place in community settings and is taught by volunteers who are recruited and supported through the project

Talk English aims to support people with limited English language skills to:

  • Learn English
  • Improve their confidence
  • Get more involved in their local community
  • Mix with people from different backgrounds

Who can use the services?

  • For beginners who do not speak English well or at all (i.e. pre-entry or entry level 1 ESOL) and live in areas with high demand for ESOL
  • are not able to take part in mainstream ESOL courses
  • are aged 19+

How can people access this service?

People can access this service by contacting the Hamara Centre through phone call, email or social media on the following contacts;

  • Contact name – Nasreen Akhtar or Hamara Admin
  • Hamara Telephone number – 0113 2773330
  • Email – nasreen@hamara.co.uk

Who works on this project?

Project Coordinator – Nasreen Akhtar

Project Volunteer Teachers and Volunteer Friends

Funding & Partners