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Inspire! Education Business Partnership (EBP)

Address:
34 - 38 Dalston Lane,
Hackney,
London,
E8 3AZ
E-mail: info@inspire-ebp.org.uk
Telephone: 020 7275 6060
Website: http://www.inspire-ebp.org.uk/

Description

Who we are:

Inspire! is an independent charity that can work directly with schools and colleges to provide a range of work-related services and experiences, providing young people in Hackney – from ages 13-19 with the skills and knowledge they will need to access and succeed in the world of work.

By linking local and City businesses and their employees with schools, they provide work-related learning, enterprise education and curriculum enrichment programmes across Hackney. They also source and coordinate around 4,000 work experience placements every year.

Working with vulnerable young people, Inspire! also delivers a wide range of programmes to provide tailored support and ensure all young people reach their full potential. This offer includes the Inspired Directions School which offers alternative provision for high needs learners who struggle to access mainstream education.

Central to all of Inspire!’s work are their aims to motivate and raise levels of achievement among young people, to help them realise their aspirations and to give them access to a world of choices and opportunities that may otherwise have remained out of reach.


What we do:

Inspire! provides tailored work experience, real enterprise projects and mentoring for learners with special educational needs and moderate learning difficulties.

Working in partnership with schools such as Stormont House School, we have developed programmes that meet the needs of learners with a range of additional cognitive, emotional and learning needs, including:

  • speech & language difficulties
  • social and emotional difficulties
  • social emotional and mental health needs

Additional specific projects:

Inspire also run different projects providing support for young people aged 16 plus who are looking to find work, an apprenticeship or college course.


Youth Talent

Youth Talent is a programme for 16-24 year olds from London who need help to get into work or an apprenticeship. This is done through one-to-one job coaching to find the right:

  • apprenticeship
  • job
  • traineeship (light touch)

Please contact the service if you know anyone, including friends of family, that would like to be referred.

More information and referral criteria: Inspire! Youth Talent


Inspired Futures

Inspired Futures is a mentoring programme for 16-19 year olds from Hackney and neighbouring boroughs who need support to find a place at college, a job or an apprenticeship.

Young people referred to the programme will be matched with a supportive, knowledgeable mentor who will help them apply for college or work, and help them to sustain the place the get.  

Young people on this programme will receive:

  • One-to-one mentoring sessions for up to six months  
  • Motivational support/job coaching
  • Help to enrol at college/ apply for apprenticeships/jobs
  • Help managing emotions, relationships and workload

The programme is open to young people, including those with mental health issues and SEND, who are or who are about to become not in employment, education or training (NEET).

For more information, please contact: claire.butler@inspire-ebp.org.uk

 


Female Futures

Female Futures is a mentoring programme for young women aged 16-25 from Hackney and neighbouring boroughs who need support to find work, apprenticeships or training.

Young people referred to the programme will be matched with a supportive, knowledgeable mentor who will help them apply for a job or apprenticeship, and help them to sustain the position they get.  

Young people on this programme will receive:

  • One-to-one mentoring sessions
  • Motivational support/job coaching
  • Help to apply for apprenticeships/jobs
  • Help managing emotions, relationships and workload

The programme is open to young people, including those with mental health issues and SEND, who are or are about to become not in employment, education or training (NEET).

For more information: Inspire! Female Futures 

Or contact: claire.butler@inspire-ebp.org.uk

Record Last Updated on: 04/07/2018

Other Details

Referral Details

Inspire! offers its programmes to all Hackney schools, who then decide which services they would like to commission. This changes year to year, and schools are also welcome to contact Inspire! to discuss any other programme ideas or needs arising over the course of the school year.

Inspire! also offers some programmes directly to young people but, this takes place on a programme-by-programme basis

What to do if you have a complaint

If there’s something you don’t like or are unhappy with, please raise any issues with Inspire! staff so that they can look at how their services are being delivered. If you are still not happy, Inspire! have a comprehensive complaints policy in place.

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 56, 236, 242, 277

Overground: Dalston Junction

Train: Dalston Kingsland

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