East Lancashire Into Employment Co Limited

East Lancashire Into Employment Co Limited

Charity information

East Lancashire Into Employment Co Limited

Providing self-employment opportunities and business/computer training, IAG and support to disabled and disadvantaged people from across East Lancashire to enable them to startup in self- employment or to return to work with updated skills, and opportunities to improve their health via exercise and creative activities, helping to revitalise their communities

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    Our Charity's work is specifically aimed at adults and young people 18+ who have disabilities/health issues and who wish to start up in self-employment or to gain up-to-date employment skills. East Lancashire suffered from huge losses in the manufacturing, mining and retail industry and as a result there is high levels unemployment, which is now inter-generational. As a result the community has very poor health, low aspirations and poor skills. This level of deprivation is very acute within the disabled community, significant numbers of disabled people are cut off from the very few facilities that exist and their independence and confidence is incredibly poor. Young disabled become even more isolated socially as well as geographically. There is no other local provision that offers self employment training for people with disabilities or health issues. It is usually neither a quick process nor an easy one for the client as a lot of time is spent building the clients confidence and drawing on their own life experiences and valuing these experiences. Working in some of the most deprived areas in East Lancs. The IMD 2010 for Burnley is 21st, Hyndburn is the 40th and Rossendale is the 90th worst LA on the 2010 IMD. Unemployment across these areas is higher than regional averages of 3. 63% (ONS 2010) however those unemployed because of illness or disability is 8. 6% compared with the England figure of 5. 3% (ONS). Burnley is the 6th most deprived area in Lancashire.

  • Aims

    East Lancashire Into Employment Co Limited aims to:

    • Providing self-employment opportunities and business/computer training, IAG and support to disabled and disadvantaged people from across East Lancashire to enable them to startup in self- employment or to return to work with updated skills, and opportunities to improve their health via exercise and creative activities, helping to revitalise their communities
  • Overview

    Established: May 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1063907

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01282 456186

    Address: Queen Street Mill Business Units Harrison Street Briercliffe Burnley, Lancashire BB10 2HX

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