Think Family Plus

Employment and skills support

Whether you need to know how to write or update your CV, advice on how to prepare for an interview, or information about vocational courses in Ealing, we can help.

There are lots of opportunities to access both training in Ealing and the support needed to getting into or back to work.

This is backed by a council-wide strategy that encourages local partners to increase local employment and training opportunities, improves support available to job seekers, and delivers specialist services that can tackle the particular barriers to finding and keeping a job.

For families who meet the government criteria for the Think Family Plus programme, we have specific services in place; however families can, of course, access other services if they prefer.

What's on offer?

You may not feel ready to walk into a job tomorrow or you might not know what you want to do or what you can do. For eligible families in Ealing, we have developed a tailored employment support offer which recognises the varied challenges a family may be facing and the impact that these can have on an individual’s self-confidence and the whole family.

One-to-one information advice and guidance (IAG)
Helping to support you on your journey towards work, a dedicated Ealing employment adviser from Jobcentre Plus offers a new personalised employability support service. The adviser will help in such areas as writing CVs, searching for jobs, making effective job applications and preparing for interviews, as well as keeping you up to date with ‘hot off the press’ local jobs.   

European Social Fund Families Programme
Run by Reed in Partnership, the programme is specifically-designed to support families, which face multiple barriers, start out on their journey to work. Reed in Partnership is a private-sector company that has been contracted to run welfare-to-work contracts for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The 52-week families programme is aimed at moving families and individuals closer to and into sustained employment. It is designed to provide a tailored action plan based on overcoming particular barriers to work. Specialist help is on offer to customers alongside a families employment advisor who can provide one-to-one support as well as access to over 30 different courses, including basic IT skills, housing stability advice, self-employment advice, and money and debt advice.

To refer yourself or a family that you are working with, please contact the Family Information Service