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Community Work Placement Programme – Urban Futures Partnering with G4S

Urban Futures will, from the 02nd June 2014, be delivering under contract to G4S the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) Community Work Placement (CWP) programme over a significant part of London and encompassing the boroughs of Haringey; Enfield, Waltham Forest; Redbridge, Havering; Hackney; Harrow; Barnet; Brent; Tower Hamlets; & Hillingdon.

This contract significantly increases the scope and scale of welfare to work services that Urban Futures now delivers across London and from a network of 10 offices serving over 15,000 thousand customers annually including the Work Programme, Skills Funding Agency (SFA) Adult Skills Budget (ASB) accredited training, SFA Apprenticeships, European Social Fund (ESF) employability programmes, and our renowned specialist airport recruitment & training services (both Heathrow & Stansted).

Through this new CWP contract, Urban Futures will be working closely with thousands of London’s long term unemployed adults supporting them back into a culture of work and employment initially through a quality community focused work placement opportunity and then ultimately through paid employment opportunities.

Urban Futures Chief Executive Steve Delaney says:

‘’We are absolutely delighted to be associated with G4S in the delivery of this new and important government strategy in supporting the long term unemployed back into work and thus supporting the governments overall welfare strategy of ensuring that work always pays.

We will strive to ensure that all our customers are meaningful engaged in the programme and are offered quality opportunities to progress their skills and opportunities supporting themselves to sustain in long term employment for their future and the future of their families.

By signing this contract with G4S, Urban Futures continues to increase its footfall across London boroughs particularly in the north, east and west, delivering a range of support services consistent with its Aims & Objectives of supporting London’s unemployed and economically inactive people to get back into employment and rewarding careers.’’

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