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Giving local people the knowledge and independence to create better lives for themselves and their communities through employment.

We know everyone is different, that's why we provide a local service, tailored around you and your needs.

We work with a range of people throughout Central London including health professionals, employment specialists and local community organisations to create a support package to help you find the right job, at the right time.

Central London Works is our name for the Central London Work and Health Programme.

Central London Works is designed to help central London residents who have been unemployed for a long time, as well as people with health conditions, into work.

Our Services in your Community

Flexible
approach

Local
to you

Tailored
to you

Easy to access
support

What will you get out of Central London Works?

 

Caseworker

Your dedicated employment specialist will help you move into work at your pace. They can also offer support for skills, health, housing and local government services.

Online support

Access to a digital service that allows you to do things your way. Accessible 24/7, you can schedule your own appointments at a time and date that suits you, join online courses that you know will benefit you, and look for jobs that match your skills.

Wellbeing

Physical and mental health support, not just from our in-house qualified professionals, but from local community and partner organisations, ensuring that you have access to a range of wellbeing support that best suits your needs.

Local community links

If we don’t specialise in it we will find you someone who does. Our local partnerships mean that we can put you in touch with the right people or work with your current support network to ensure you get an all-round service.

Support while in work

You will continue to have access to skills training and health & wellbeing support, as well as the ability to seek guidance and advice from your Caseworker and specialist organisations in your local community.

Flexible and easy to access service

Join us in one of our friendly, open office spaces or meet somewhere that you feel comfortable such as a coffee shop, community centre or maybe even your local library. We can also help plan your journey to and from our appointments and fund your travel.

Free learning

Take part in online health and skills training packages including fit club, back care, sleep and routine, and creating a CV. Or join one of many face-to-face courses supporting you with anything from managing your health condition and how to address it with an employer, to setting up online banking, understanding your strengths and enhancing your IT skills.

Employer relationships

You will have access to vacancies with local and national employers, who we can work with to explain your individual situation and help the employer make the right adjustments to job opportunities to support your circumstances.

Get Involved

If you haven’t yet joined Central London Works you can follow these simple steps to get involved:

Step 1

Speak to your Jobcentre Plus (JCP) Work Coach about the programme to see if it is right for you.

Step 2

If you are successfully referred you will be contacted within 48 hours to arrange an appointment.

Step 3

You will meet with your dedicated Caseworker and talk about your personal circumstances, your health conditions or disability, and chat about your hopes for the future. The more your Caseworker knows about you the better support they can provide.

Step 4

Your Caseworker will coordinate everything for you, from recommending group workshops to arranging one-to-one support from our qualified health professionals. They can also offer support for skills, health, housing and local government services. In-work support will also be provided as and when you feel ready to move into work.

Helping People

Who We Are

Central London Works is delivered in Camden, the City of London,
Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth,
Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster. It
is delivered by Ingeus alongside a range of partners:

Ingeus makes sure people have the skills, support and behaviours to get jobs, gain independence and become productive employees.

Renaisi’s vision is the creation of strong, cohesive communities, in which individuals are able to flourish economically and socially.

Pluss are an award winning Community Interest Company that supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages move towards and into employment each year.

Get Set UK is a people services provider that supports people to gain skills, find employment and enhance their career prospects.

Metropolitan provide quality housing – improving quality of life by strengthening and developing sustainable communities and enabling independence through employment, training, volunteering and wellbeing.

The Hyde Group provides more people with a roof over their head so they can make a home.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity making a difference to disabled people’s lives by supporting them to develop skills through employment, volunteering and digital inclusion projects.

Our Locations

Should you be successfully referred by your JCP Work Coach you will join the programme nearest where you live. You will be informed of which office this is when you are contacted to arrange your first appointment.

You can see our locations below:

Camden
Ingeus/ Pluss/ Leonard Cheshire
Lighterman House
26 Wharfdale Road
London
N1 9RY

Hackney
Ingeus/ Pluss
Eagle House
167 City Road
EC1V 1AW

Hackney
Renaisi
Haggerston Community Centre
8 Lovelace Street
E8 4FF

Haringey
Ingeus/ Pluss
Wood Green Library
High Road
N22 6XD

Haringey
Metropolitan
Sky City
65 Penwortham Court
50 Mayes
Wood Green
N22 6SR

Haringey
Leonard Cheshire
Winkfield Resource Centre
33 Winkfield Road
Wood Green
N22 5RP

Islington
Hyde Housing
65 Roman Way
Islington
N7 8UT

Islington
Ingeus/ Pluss
Lighterman House
26 Wharfdale Road
London
N1 9RY

Islington
Hyde Housing
The Arc
St Paul Street
NW1 7DF

Kensington/ Chelsea
Ingeus/ Pluss
The Abbey Centre
34 Great Smith Street
SW1P 3BU

Lambeth
Renaisi
Unit 2 The Stableyard
Broomgrove
SW8 1RL

Lambeth
Ingeus/ Pluss
Green Man Skills Zone
227 Coldharbour Lane
Brixton
SW9 8RR

Lambeth
Leonard Cheshire
Leonard Cheshire
66 South Lambeth Road
SW8 1RL

Lambeth
Ingeus/ Pluss
9th Floor Room 9.03
Tintagel House
92 Albert Embankment
SE1 7TY

Lewisham
Ingeus/ Pluss
Regus
Romer House
132 Lewisham High Street
SE13 6EE

Lewisham
Hyde Housing
181 Lewisham
High Street
SE13 6AA

Southwark
Get Set
Unit 237B
Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre
SE1 6TE

Southwark
Ingeus/ Pluss
Unit 239 Southwark Works
Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre
SE1 6TE

Southwark
Ingeus
Ink Works
Bell Yard Mews
SE1 3UX

Tower Hamlets
Ingeus/ Pluss
Tower Bridge Business Centre
46-48 East Smithfield
E1W 1AW

Wandsworth
Ingeus/ Pluss
Wandsworth Town Library
11 Garrett Lane
SW18 4AQ

Westminster
Get Set
80a Church Street
NW8 8ET

Westminster
Ingeus/ Pluss
Penfold Community Hub
60 Penfold St
Marylebone
NW8 8PJ

If you haven’t been referred to Central London Works, please speak to your JCP Work Coach at your next appointment.

You need a JCP referral to join the programme.

This programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund