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Projects aimed at improving employability are seen as key to changing offender's lives and reducing reoffending. Since January 2010, the NOMS European Social Fund (ESF) Co-financing programme has been working with participants who would benefit from additional employment and skills provision.

The NOMS ESF Programme aims to complement existing provision, particulary the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) in prisons as well as other existing employment and skills services.


Archive - Consortia Events Registration (April 2012)

Networking and workshop events

As part of the commitment to supporting organisations seeking to participate in the consortia building opportunity, we have organised a series of regional events, running from Monday 30th April through to Friday 18th May.

The agenda at each event follows the same structure and can be found here.

There will be a presentation by NOMS CFO setting the context, clarifying emerging issues and establishing the key dates and actions. The relevant prime provider for the region will give an overview of their priorities, delivery structures and any existing or proposed social enterprise developments.

The bulk of the day will be interactive with a structured workshop, led by a locally based consortia expert designed to work through key tasks, questions, issues and approaches that participants might need to consider as they develop their proposals. In addition, there will be lots of opportunities for networking to find new partners or alliances.

The key topics to be covered in the workshop can be found here.

A 'pen picture' form that can be used at the event to aid the networking can be found here. (MS Word document)

To register, please email [email protected] with your details and clearly stating which event you would like to attend. A copy of the original invitation letter is available here for reference.

Further information, including a list of dates and venues can be found here.

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