Employability Projects Closed
We are filled with a mix of emotions - sadness to see the employability projects come to a close, but also immense pride in all that we have accomplished over the past seven years. With the conclusion of funding, we look back on the many individuals we have had the pleasure of working with, and we are humbled by the impact we have had on their lives.
It has been an incredible journey, and we have been privileged to work alongside a diverse range of individuals, all with unique goals and aspirations. We have been proud to support them in achieving their dreams through employment, further education, and training. Our employment support advising team has worked tirelessly to help individuals discover their passions, build confidence, and create exceptional CVs.
We are honoured to have been a part of so many success stories, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to our incredible team and participants. Your dedication and hard work have made this project a true success, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have worked with you all. We wish everyone the very best in their future endeavours and hope that the skills and knowledge gained during this project will continue to serve you well.
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 European Social Fund, Community Led Local Development (CLLD) and UK Community Renewal Fund, SEK has worked with hundreds of people who need support in getting back into 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