Jobs and careers

Connecting Communities

Our Connecting Communities programme can help you develop your skills and find suitable employment.


This project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). 

Our iWork team are working in conjunction with Central London Forward to deliver Connecting Communities - a 15-month programme designed to help central London residents access high quality employment and training opportunities.

Our Connecting Communities programme can help individuals develop their skills and find suitable work by supporting Islington residents who are:

  • 25+ Unemployed 
  • 18 to 24 - Not In Employment, Education or Training (NEET)  
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Not currently undertaking an ESF programme

How does it work?

Employment caseworkers will work closely with residents to understand their barriers into work and help them create an action plan, including:

Employment support:

  • Identifying career goals
  • Developing and improving skills
  • Childcare, caring and housing support advice
  • One-to-one Job coaching, mentoring and training

Education and training: 

  • Fundamental skills courses (English, Maths, ICT), via our very own Adult Community Learning (ACL) service
  • Close links with local colleges and training providers

Online digital support:

  • At times to suit individuals
  • Access to self-help tools
  • Live chat with an advisor, five days a week
  • Advice on health and looking for a job

In work support:

  • Caseworkers will provide up to 52 weeks of in work support
  • Caseworkers will schedule a call with you every three months for 52 weeks, from the date you start your employment, to check how you are getting on in your role 

Additional assistance for taking part in the programme

If you have secured employment by signing up and utilising the Connecting Communities programme, there are additional assistance packages on offer such as: 


  • Clothes for work or work specific clothes, such as uniforms or Construction wear 

Travel Assistance

  • One month Oyster card to ease your transition in to work

Financial Assistance

  • A voucher to help with groceries

Other assistive measures 

  • Speaking with your designated Caseworker could potentially uncover some additional viable measures to help you in to work, which they would be happy to discuss

Contact the Connecting Communities team today

Call: 020 7527 2706


This project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF)
This project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF)
This project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF)
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