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Partners

We are working with partners to deliver welfare to work programmes like the Work Programme, Work Choice and other Employability Services within the community.

We work with Local government to provide bespoke employability schemes within the communities with the most need.

As a diverse Charity we operate Employment Plus in Corps and Lifehouses within The Salvation Army.  The integrated working of The Salvation Army enables us to have a footprint in the communities enabling wide ranging partnerships within the communities around homelessness and modern slavery participants and provide for vulnerable people in there communities. 

Some of our partners include the following

 

Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP) is the only professional membership institute for the employability profession. It represents its members to key influencers and sets the standards for the profession. IEP members have a commitment to their profession and committed to supporting the professionalisation of the employability sector.  They are leading experts in their field.

  NCG In Training is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation that operates a wide range of skills and employability programmes. The operating structures of Intraining function through two key areas - Workforce Development and Employment Related services.

 

GOALS UK is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and social enterprise with over 20 years' experience and a proven track record of helping providers become more RESILIENT and achieve successful outcomes through innovative and highly motivational training programmes.

APM is one of the world’s leading providers of Welfare to Work, training and recruitment services to an extensive number of Government and private companies across the United Kingdom.



Jobfit Rehab is a third sector led partnership of the Rehab Group which delivers training, support and employability services across the UK.



Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.

DWP The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves more than 20 million customers. 



Job Centre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides services that support people of working age from welfare into work, and helps employers to fill their vacancies.



European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and so help to raise standards of living. It aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better skills and better job prospects.



Local Government funds are used to improve employment opportunities in the local communities and to help to raise standards of living and address the needs of the community.  It aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better employability skills and better prospects.



WCVA is the national membership organisation for the third sector in Wales. Their vision is for the third sector and volunteering to thrive and improve well-being for all. They aim to achieve this by influencing, connecting and enabling. 



Partner Testimony

“Employment Plus UK are a fantastic example of the role the third sector can play at the forefront of welfare delivery under the Work Programme. Through a strong governance structure that ensures they have the required focus needed to run a successful operation, whilst also drawing on the wider, strong values of the Salvation Army, the team at Employment Plus have been a pleasure to work with.

In my view, they have successfully made the transition from being a specialist provider into an end-to-end provider and this is reflected in month-on-month performance improvements. Always focused on going the extra mile for the hardest-to-help, their proactive, practical and can-do approach is resulting in a successful model that has transitioned some of our hardest to help customers into sustainable employment. We have also been impressed by their wider engagement with our other supply chain partners through our best practice forums and monthly meetings.” - Chris Peel, MD, JobFit

“We believe you can only help people move forward if you win their trust and come from a place of unconditional positive regard. Nobody does this better than The Salvation Army. Their Mission and Values are an essential ingredient for helping people who are struggling from learned helplessness and dependency. I am very happy knowing GOALS is being delivered with TLC.”  - Philip Collett MD GOALS UK CIC

An innovative employment service, run by The SA, which aims to give local job seekers the support and skills to transform their lives, welcomed Councillor Lana Orr, Liverpool City Council Cabinet Member for Skills and Employment. 

Lana said: “The employment service based at Darbyshire House Lifehouse in Liverpool is a great initiative which is clearly making a difference to the local community. It’s been fantastic to visit today and meet some of the service users.

“I had no idea The Salvation Army operated this kind of service. As cabinet member for Skills and Employment I understand the value of working with the third sector in this way and would love to explore more opportunities for working more closely. 

“We advocate a person-centred approach and it’s great to see this being put into action by The Salvation Army here." - Councillor Lana Orr, Liverpool City Council Cabinet Member for Skills and Employment

Work with us

  • We have 145 years of experience working with the most vulnerable, socially excluded, economically inactive and least likely people to engage with government programmes. We also have a proven track record with over 20 years of experience delivering employment services in the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
  • We are praised by our partners for reliability, excellent communication and adaptability, we are ideally placed with the specific expertise to help long-term unemployed people, particularly those facing complex personal issues, to find employment and sustain it.
  • We have traditional values of integrity, justice, compassion, respect and commitment.
  • We have modern approaches of one-to-one mentoring, confidence-building programmes, skills assessment, life skills coaching social reintegration and training in computing, money management and personal awareness.
  • We are one of the top 10 UK charities.
  • We have wide-ranging opportunities for work placements within our own organisation and our extensive network of employment and training partners.

We focus equal attention on wrap-around support services, soft skills and direct delivery of training services.