Our Community

Better Working Futures works to create links with community provision such as local employers, colleges and training providers, and health and social support services to provide a comprehensive service for our participants and the South London community.

Skills and training

Our partners include Sutton College, Merton College, Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT), Cidori, and Strive Training.

Better Working Futures participants have completed a variety of training courses including ESOL, CSCS and SIA certification, English and Maths Functional Skills, Level 1 Business Administration, and many more.

Local employers

Better Working Futures provides a fully funded recruitment service.

Local employers can access hundreds of people who are immediately available to fill vacancies, and we work with them to understand their business needs.

In addition, we support employers to identify jobseekers with suitable skills for their roles and we also provide in-work support to prepare our participants for their new roles.

In South London we regularly fill vacancies for Angard, Hilton Hotels, WHSmith, Merry Maids, The Card Factory, and more.

To find out more about our free recruitment service, head over to whprecruit.co.uk

Community provision

As part of our delivery of Better Working South London, we are committed to creating a network of local community support for our participants.

Maintaining these relationships allows us to ensure that every participant can access local support that will help them to become job ready.

Alongside our relationships with local skills, training and education providers, we also work with community health and social support services including Croydon Integrated Care Network, Kingston-upon-Thames BAME Mental Health Partnership, Merton Connected, and Choice Support in Richmond and Sutton.

External Signposting Organisations (ESOs)

External Signposting Organisation are able to ask Jobcentre Plus to refer someone to Better Working Futures for employment support by completing this form.

People are eligible for our service if they are unemployed and fall into one of the following categories:

  • People with a disability or health condition

  • Early Access Disadvantaged Groups: carers; ex-carers; homeless; former Armed Forces or member of Armed Forces Reserves; partner of current/former Armed Forces personnel; person with a drug/alcohol dependency; care leavers; refugees; young people in gangs; ex-offenders; and victims of domestic violence.

External Signposting Organisations we currently work with include:

  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Integrated Care Networks
  • Primary Care Networks
  • Public Health
  • Parent/carer forum networks: adults with disabilities including learning disabilities
  • Adult learning colleges
  • Local Authority partners


To learn more or register as an ESO, please fill in the form below.

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