Helping people back into work has been our social remit since we began in the 80s. Through the Building Better Opportunities (National Lottery Community Fund) and Community Led Local Development (CLLD) funded programmes, SEK has worked with hundreds of people who need support in getting back in to employment across Kent and Medway.
We understand the various challenges that people face to reach their employability goals, so we aim to support people on our programmes to access services and move that one step closer to reaching their potential.
Social Enterprise Kent are proud to be the lead delivery organisation for Lots More to Offer; a great project operating across Kent and East Sussex, which aims to bridge the employment, skills and confidence gap for those over the age of 45.
We understand the barriers often faced by those who have become isolated from the work market. But we also know the value those individuals can bring to the workplace once barriers are reduced.
We provide intensive, personally tailored and ongoing practical support for disadvantaged people over the age of 16, who are not in work or training due to a disability or long-term physical health condition.
Participants are assigned a dedicated Community Connector who will work closely with them to help them take their next steps towards employment, volunteering, work placements or getting involved in their local community.
A programme focused within central and east Folkestone, the harbour district and Broadmead. There are around 8,500 people who are not currently in work and over the age of sixteen in this area.
Just over 40% of the households are classified as having no adults in employment, and almost 30% of households have at least one person with a long-term health problem or disability