Action West London (AWL) is an innovative, respected charity which empowers disadvantaged young people and adults to change their lives. We do this by opening up opportunities for Employment, Education and Enterprise.
We provide a holistic, personal service to those people facing barriers to employment and education. An AWL Employment Advisor tailors Action Plans for each young person and adult. We help with CV writing, job vacancy searches, job applications, and interview skills. We provide training in social skills, IT, English language, and communication. We help with ‘soft skills’ such as confidence building and motivation. We also help with travel fares and clothes for interviews. We provide access to local and national employers, and provide ongoing ‘in work’ support to employers. We link in with a wide range of other organisations in the community.
In essence AWL provides opportunities for young people and adults to improve their lives and supports them to make the best of these opportunities.
Lionel aged 18, unemployed for several years with educational barriers:
It’s good; you give people opportunity to move onto better things. I’m happy I signed up to the program; I never thought I could be this person I am today. You’ve given me confidence and helped me mentally, giving me a more positive attitude on life. I now have experience and confidence knowing that I can “have a career” and a better future ahead of me.
I was previously living in a hostel and had a lot of family issues. I was not in a good place and when I first came to AWL. I felt I had no direction. Since being here I have managed to secure a paid contract from Marks & Spencer. I am now happy since I’ve made a huge change and turned things around. Big thanks to AWL for helping me turn my life around.
Unemployed for 15 years and facing numerous difficulties, lacked the confidence and skills required for today’s job market. AWL‘s support helped her get employment as a care co-ordinator.
AWL runs over 12 projects a year—including even a Street Market –helping over 1000 disadvantaged people.
We’re very proud of the positive changes our work has had on people and communities. We want to help even more people.
Raising funds and resources to support Action West London’s work
Like all charities AWL is facing severe challenges to secure sufficient resources to help young people and adults to change their lives. October 2018 is the start of our 20th Anniversary year. We want to use it to secure support to enable us to continue for another 20 years! Companies and Businesses can assist through donations, sponsorship , fundraising activities, IT equipment and expertise, ‘in kind ‘ donations, providing office space and using our new Action Talent recruitment agency.
YOU can help change lives!