Ealing Council helps to drive change for young people

Ealing Council’s employment, learning and skills team, Ealing Work West, invited partners who support young people to join the roundtable event on Monday, 10 May. These included Action West London, Golden Opportunity Skills and Development (GOSAD), Shaw Trust and Jobcentre Plus.

This marks the start of plans to develop a wider collaborative Ealing Youth Offer which will enable the council and its partners to share expertise and resources and deliver positive outcomes for young people aged 16-30 in Ealing.  

By joining up with partners, the council intends to deliver an exciting education, training and employment offer for young people aged 16-30 to help them to obtain the skills and experience they need to find quality employment and good careers. It will also work with other organisations to reduce youth unemployment in Ealing. 

It is planning on doing this through: 

  • More and better opportunities
  • Employment support
  • Pathways for the most vulnerable
  • Careers advice and guidance 

As part of the youth offer roundtable, the council also listened to various partners about the work they do with and for young people. This was followed by smaller group discussions about joining up the different provisions to help young people in Ealing.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for decent living incomes, said: “It’s always tough trying to land your first job, never more so than now.  So, if we are to give young people the best chance to get a decent start in life then employers and support services across the borough need to come together. 

“This kind of partnership working will deliver the right help and support that young people need, offering the right skills and encouragement to help get our young people off on the right foot. The pandemic has meant that jobs and businesses have taken a hit, but we are here to help at these difficult times.”

For more information visit www.ealingworkwest.com