The Connecting Choices ESF-funded project aims to help people who are furthest from the labour market to overcome barriers and move towards or into sustainable volunteering, education, training or employment. Ixion were selected as prime contractor by BLF, and will work with a partnership of end-to-end and specialist providers including Project 507, Chelmsford CAB, Colchester CVS and Realise Futures to develop this project.
The project is expected to run from July 2017 to December 2019.
The project works with unemployed and economically inactive people aged 19+ who have a history of moving in and out of the labour market, including those in a cycle of seasonal or temporary jobs. This may include individuals with a particular barrier such as health, mental health problems or learning difficulties that impact on their ability to sustain employment; people with housing difficulties; ex-offenders; and people from ethnic minority groups.