Renaisi launches Project RISE (Refugees into Sustainable Employment)

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Renaisi is delighted to launch Project RISE (Refugees into Sustainable Employment) – a new service to support refugees in North and East London into sustainable, rewarding employment.

Project RISE is supported through the Building Better Opportunities programme, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF). BBO is designed to support communities, families and individuals to gain the tools and skills necessary to find and sustain jobs they value – helping them to integrate, and increasing confidence and wellbeing.

As the lead organisation on Project RISE, Renaisi will work with local authority and voluntary sector partners across ten London boroughs to address participants’ wider employment and wellbeing needs. This will ensure it provides a joined-up service that reaches the maximum number of refugees requiring support. It will include English Language for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) courses for service participants, as well as access to wellbeing coaches for support with common mental health conditions.

Clive Tritton, Renaisi’s Chief Executive, said, “Project RISE will ensure that specialist, consistent support for employment and related issues is available to refugees in London. We are delighted to have this opportunity to provide this much-needed service.”

He continued, “Having developed the service in close collaboration with members of refugee communities, community organisations and local authorities, we are confident that Project RISE will be successful in helping refugees to find sustainable, rewarding employment. We look forward to working with our partners in delivering the service over the next two years.”

Project RISE will begin providing employment support to refugees early in 2017.

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