Employment and skills

The Community Works programme offers those affected by the Grenfell tragedy extra help to get into work and to develop their skills and job prospects. We are working together to find and design local solutions to local needs.

This is a community-led, co-creation project which is placing residents at the centre of decision-making. They will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the project to ensure it continues to deliver what they want and need.

Workshops with specific groups in the community to help shape the programme were held throughout the end of 2019 into 2020. Ideas from those workshops have been put into key ‘needs’ areas that the community want addressed. To expand on the ideas and begin turning them into actions, a session involving all of the groups is being planned for the first half of 2020, details of which will be shared once confirmed.  

If you would like more information, contact EmploymentandSkills@rbkc.gov.uk

What we've done so far

We have gathered evidence from people who we hope will benefit from these services – parents with young families, people who are vulnerable or who have special needs, people who have been out of work for a long time. They have told us what would make the difference for them.

We have brought together services from the Council, NHS, Department for Work and Pensions, Residents Associations and local voluntary and community organisations so that our solutions are truly joined-up and centred on meeting the needs of individuals.

How to get involved

We are keen to work together to help people affected by the Grenfell tragedy to get into work and to develop their skills and job prospects.

If you would like more information or would like to share your own ideas or specific needs, we love to hear from you and ask you to contact EmploymentandSkills@rbkc.gov.uk