As we enter our 15th year of operation, we have embraced the challenge enforced by cuts in public funding and reviewed and added to our services to ensure we deliver an enduring positive impact. ‘Renaisi: Making an impact’ provides a brief insight into our work and the impact we are having.
- We are one of the few social enterprises to flourish in terms of our delivery of the Work Programme and have helped nearly 700 people into work over the last two years.
- We are strengthening the support we provide our Work Programme clients by becoming a high-performing accredited training organisation. Our early ‘Employability Skills’ courses which started in March 2013 are realising close to a 100% pass rate, with a significant number of participants moving on to successful employment.
- We are working with local businesses to bridge the gap between opportunities presented by the vast expansion of technology firms in the areas around Old Street and Shoreditch in East London (known as Tech City) and excluded local young people. Our first 60 local apprenticeship candidates start their training in August 2013.
- We are working with partners at London Legacy Development Company, Balfour Beatty and Groundwork to put in place a vehicle to help local people secure jobs and volunteering opportunities on the London 2012 Games venue when it re-opens as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
- Our Bilingual Parent Support Advisers working in schools in Islington, Westminster and Haringey have supported more than 300 migrant families in the past 18 months to flourish, both within the schools themselves and in the wider community.
- We have worked with over 100 disadvantaged young people to evaluate programmes funded by The Prince’s Trust designed to support them into work or training.
- We have supported a number of local authority clients on realising economic growth in their areas – an important issue at a time when many people need local job opportunities.