London Futures is an award winner

London Futures is an award winner

London Futures is only a year old and is already an award winner!  The team were delighted to accept the award for “Community Engagement Project” at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Sports Awards in November last year.  International Rugby player Alex Goode was handing out the awards on the night and said:

 

“It was an honour to be invited to present the RBKC Sports Awards. The commitment, selflessness and drive from so many volunteers to help and provide sports to so many people is incredible. I was blown away by how amazing the people involved are and the awesome achievements of so many.”

 

This time last year we had recently received word that we had won funding to expand the programme from 1 hub to 4 and were busy recruiting young people to join.  Less than a year later and the programme is working with 57 young Londoners with a learning disability across the 4 hubs in Islington, Sutton, Hackney and Kensington & Chelsea.  They have learned a huge amount and taken large steps closer to employment thanks to the unique approach of London Futures. The 10 employability challenges, covering a large range of topics, put the participants directly in situations they might encounter at work, in a supportive environment where they can learn and develop coping mechanisms.

 

At the same time, the team have been working hard developing training sessions that will be delivered to employers in 2020, helping them to make the small adaptions needed to employ young people with learning disabilities and unlock their potential to make London businesses fly. Well done to everyone involved and here’s to an even better 2020.

 

For more information on London Futures please get in touch with Ryan Jones.

London Futures is supported by: St James Place Foundation, EBM Charitable Trust, Comic Relief, National Grid Community Grant, and Merchant Taylors.