Proven Strategic Innovation to Community Empowerment <ul><li>Changing how communities work </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation at Chamber “Connect” Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>at Kent Science Park, Thursday 25 th February 2010 </li></ul>By: Abdul D. Mohammed, CEO, KSEN
<ul><li>Building confidence to tackle personality issues, economic & social exclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>Raising standards, promoting proactive partnership and the regeneration of inclusive sustainable communities. </li></ul><ul><li>By 2015 plans to be supporting hundreds of hard to reach people, improving skills & providing employment to over 600 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Helping individuals with complex needs reach their full potential, KSEN aims to reach some of the highly deserving: </li></ul><ul><li>- 80,000 young people living in care. </li></ul><ul><li>- 50,000 families living chaotic lives. </li></ul><ul><li>- 90% of 1.5 million people with learning disabilities jobless </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 in 4 people having mental health issues. </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 in 5 young people having criminal convictions. </li></ul>Driving forward a thriving Community
To offer disengaged young people opportunities to learn & develop new skills & careers in a creative, fun & accessible way. KSEN Mission Statement
Vision ♦ To promote inclusion, improve health, reduce crime & anti social behaviour, & number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET). ♦ Build strong relationships of trust between the statutory, private and voluntary sectors.
www.ksen.org.uk Our Projects ♦ Community Café & Job Shop ♦ Mentoring and Therapy ♦ Skills Training ♦ Direct Services ♦ Business Support Services
Ist Year Project Outcome ♦ 21 Direct (KSEN) Jobs created with 80 Unemployed clients into jobs and formal education. ♦ 500 people able to socialise, communicate, make informed choices, live healthy lifestyle, become better parents and more tolerant. ♦ 160 training to obtain qualifications in Social Care, Construction, ICT, Catering & Hair Dressing, write good CVs, know interview techniques/job search. ♦ 11 Direct and Clients New Diverse Business Start Ups with 35 Small Local Businesses supported on areas such as management and capacity building. ♦ 200 Small Businesses Registered on KSEN Membership list with 400 young entrepreneurs registered on its ‘Youth Enterprise Academy’ (YEA)
KSEN Organogram KSEN Community Enterprise Integration Scheme Job Shop: Employment, Mentoring and Career Development Bureau Café/IT and Catering Services Computer/Households/ Furniture Recycling Shop/eCommerce Trading Unisex Hair & Beauty Salon ‘DYVAS’, Shoe Repairs & Car Wash Art Gallery, Film & Music Recording Studio Community Radio Station Capacity Building, Advocacy, Networking, Consultancy & Publishing Unit Community Housing Repairs - Properties & Contracts Services Basic & Accredited ICT, Social Care and Tradespersons Courses & Apprenticeship Scheme DIY Stores
Stakeholders Schools & Colleges Faith Institutions Voluntary Agencies & the Public Residents/ Tenants & Housing Associations Main DIY Stores Local Councils/ Government Agencies Construction & Electrical Firms Corporate Businesses Multi -Stakeholders KSEN Youth Enterprise Academy (YEA) SBC, KCC, Medway Council, TGCOC Train to Gain & LSC
KSEN Leading Partners Medway Voice Swale CVS Island Partner-ship Federation of Small Businesses Kent Business School Connexions Kent & Medway Kent Youth Offending Service HM Prison Service Thames Gateway Chamber of Commerce Job Centre Plus Business Link Medway Council Swale Borough Council Kent County Council
Track Record <ul><li>"Abdul has taken over three previously empty shop units adjacent to his training project in Lambeth Walk and employed his trainees to help turn them into new businesses serving the local community" Lambeth Council Leader, Cllr. Steve Reed wrote on the Council’s website in January 2007, after his official tour of ACA projects in Lambeth, London South Bank. </li></ul>Kate Hoey MP, actively participated along with the Chair, London Criminal Justice Board, & the LDA etc, at TSEF Launch in 2007. She was quoted as saying….. “The Spirit of TSEF Must be Kept Alive & Sustained".