Project information

Resident Education Employment Training Advice

REETA assists refugees, ethnic minorities and others, who are seeking education, employment and training advice.
We work as a Partner in the Employment and Training Consortium (ETC) based in London Borough of Lewisham.


Charity information: Pepys Community Forum's

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  • Need


    REETA was formed in 2002 to aim for full equality of education, employment and training opportunities for refugees, asylum seekers, ethnic minorities, and others. Based in the London Borough of Lewisham.
    REETA has become a driving force in tacking the issues faced by people, and aims to unlock the potential of people both as individuals and as members of the community


    REETA aims to provide independent, impartial information, advice and guidance to help overcome difficulties in accessing education, employment and training and to work in partnership with local organizations to help achieve equality for all residents, refugees, asylum seekers, ethnic minorities and others.
    Our objective is to empower our customers by providing them with the necessary tools to smoothly integrate into the wider community.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Full equality of education, employment and training opportunities for all residents.


    » Giving access to all residents for education, employment, training and advice. To change peoples lives.

    What success will look like

    Success will be by meeting and exceeding, our targets for Initial Information Advice Services, Information Advice and Guidance, Training and Work Placements; leading to employment.

  • Impact


    REETA changes peoples lives by giving new opportunities to our clients. Our Information Advice and Guidance workers speak community languages such as Arabic and Somali, whilst all our deliver is in English, to break the barriers to employment.
    Since 2002, REETA had advised over 1600 people and helped over 400 in to employment.


    Risks are that cutbacks in our revenue funding, mean that we cannot employ much needed trained Advisers. Yet the demand for our services is still there, and is increasing.


    PCF has a main web site, and an additional specialist web site, that report on all of our activities.
    Annual General Meetings of our Company Not for Profit and Registered Charity provide an Annual Report and Accounts.
    We participate in meetings with other organizations in our sector and others.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Activities and Training 100 Childcare half days @£30 a session
  • Background


    We work together with very local provider(s) that are available, as clients are unwilling or unable to travel to centralized locations.
    We also provide Childcare Training Courses, together with another local provider, to develop local employment opportunities.


    Our local area is identified as an a place of high deprivation on multiple indicators, being ranked as 39th in the UK.
    Beneficiaries will be women, and their children, probably themselves from a refugee, asylum, ethnic minority, or other high need background.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    REETA has a proven track record of achievement since 2002, and is now funded through Contracts and other funding to undertake work in this specialist area.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Fartuun Shide

    Volunteer for Information Advice and Guidance (IAG), and Business Start-up

Family Relaxation Day - 2011

Family Relaxation Day - 2011