The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund and part-funded by the London Borough of Enfield until December 2020.
EEP is an employability project for Enfield residents that face specific and enduring barriers to employment, by using a personalised approach, tailored to their individual circumstances:
Recently unemployed due to COVID-19.
- Long-term unemployed, but actively seeking for work and available to start work immediately.
- Economically inactive: not actively seeking for work or unable to start work immediately due to caring responsibilities, health conditions or any other barrier they are experiencing.
The Foundation is providing tailored support to all unemployed Enfield residents, with a special focus on:
- Black and minority ethnic background
- 50+ years old, particularly with low-level or no qualifications
- People with disabilities
- Lone parents
What do we seek to achieve?
- Improve the employability and skills of unemployed residents so they can compete effectively in the labour market.
- Improve access to employment and provide assistance to overcome barriers.
- Improve job readiness and sustainability in employment through tailored support.
What types of support do we provide?
- Job-readiness support: 1-2-1, careers advice, job-search, confidence/motivation building, coaching, mentoring and other necessary support, based on personal requirements, prior attainment and career aspirations.
- Job brokerage activities: match people's skills and experience to vacancies, acting as a bridge to support them into employment, by working closely with employers.
In this current circumstances of Covid-19, our focus will be on the skills and roles where there is expected to be on-going new and replacement demand.
- Work experience, volunteering and traineeships to aid progression onto quality and sustainable employment opportunities, improve people’s work history or enable them to show recent work experience, depending on their personal circumstances.
- Support residents to gain qualifications and progress on to accessible routes to education.
- Basic skills development particularly for those in need of Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL training to support them in finding and keeping work.
According to Louise Skinner, Digital Solutions Co-ordinator at Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, "We are delivering our tailored support remotely by phone/e-mail/WhatsApp and other virtual methods, depending on the needs and access of technology of every participant."
For further information contact Louise Skinner at:
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
Percy House, 796 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 0DH