Employment scheme launches to help vulnerable Barking and Dagenham residents into work
- Credit: PA WIRE
Victims of domestic violence are among those set to benefit from a new scheme to help vulnerable residents into the working world.
The three-year Inspiring Families programme will work with about 300 individuals in the borough who are barred from working by complex family issues – ranging from domestic violence and abuse to parents and children with health issues.
Participants will receive sustained support from an advisor through service provider Disablement Association Barking and Dagenham (DABD). For up to 15 months, they’ll meet up with a personal adviser every two weeks, working on everything from motivation to family support and interview preparation.
CEO of DABD, Elaine James said: “We are delighted to be working with Serco to deliver the Inspiring Families programme in Barking & Dagenham to make a positive difference to families in the borough.”
The programme, which launched at the end of last month and is sponsored by the European Social Fund, is being rolled out across east London.
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