Project information

The Future and Hope Employment Project (FHEP)

The FHEP Programme is a unique educational and training programme designed to help the most disadvantaged of young people in Bermondsey and Southwark (aged 16-24) to overcome some of the key barriers and obstacles that prevent them from accessing sustainable employment opportunities.

January 2015 - December 2016

Charity information

The Salmon Youth Centre In Bermondsey

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  • Need


    Youth unemployment amongst 16 to 24 year-olds is at its highest and the borough we operate in, Southwark, has one of the highest levels of youth unemployment in the UK. Over the last few years we’ve identified that a lot of the young people that come to us to look for help and support in finding work face barriers caused by their low levels of confidence and communication skills.


    The FHEP Programme will focus on tackling the communication and confidence barriers these young people face by developing their public speaking and leadership skills, specifically, so they are better prepared to meet the challenges of today’s world of employment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Our aim is to raise the aspiration and confidence levels of the young people where work is concerned


    » Our aim is to raise the aspiration and confidence levels of the young people where work is concerned,
    » • team-building activities using our in-house adventure facilities • learning how to write and deliver short presentation speeches
    » • interview practice techniques with local employer partners • CV writing workshops • planning and organising a final showcase event
    » • work experience placements and paid employment opportunities with local employers and mentors in professional industries

    40 young people taking part in the FHEP Programme over the course of each year, and at least 50% of them going on to gain and maintain sustained employment within six months.

  • Impact


    On a wider scale, FHEP will contribute to the decline in youth unemployment in Bermondsey and Southwark.

    We will demonstrate the success of the project by monitoring the young people that take part in the programme and following up with them up to six months after they have completed to find out what their employment status is. All young people that have managed to gain sustained employment within six months of the programme will be counted as a successful outcome.


    the young people may not attend all the required sessions and therefore not fully complete the programme which may affect how much they are able to benefit from it overall. We aim to minimise this risk by recruiting more young people than required for our success target, allowing room for any that may drop out. We will also providing one-to-one mentoring support for the young people from the beginning of the programme to reduce their risk of dropping out early.


    We will send out a monthly email newsletter/report to donors, detailing what’s happened so far and our upcoming plans for the programme. We will also keep all our supporters updated on the programme via our active social media platforms – namely our website blog, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £19,415

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Salary cost 0.3 of the Salary Cost
      £2,010 leadership work shops 12 Workshops and 2 Adventure Outings
      £2,405 Accreditation/Admin 80 AQA’s @ £8 each /10% Total Cost
  • Background


    Salmon Youth Centre has a long history in Bermondsey, at the heart of Southwark, and a purpose-built building with the widest range of facilities for young people in the country, including a four-court sports hall, outdoor climbing wall, dance studio, music studio, art room, training kitchen, enterprise suites, bike workshop, and performance area.


    Our target audience are 16-24 year-olds from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, in particular, black and minority ethnic groups, lone parents, those involved in gangs or in danger of becoming involved with gangs, and those from disadvantaged communities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    long history of working with disadvantaged young people. we have successfully engaged in similar programmes in the past, including two music-based projects in 2012, an “emerging artists” scheme aimed at helping YP to carve out careers for themselves in the arts, and partnering with various organisations to offer YP office space to set up their own creative businesses. One of our partnerships with a city bank in the past resulted in two YP gaining full time employment wit the Company

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mildred Talabi

    team member leading this project has extensive experience delivering career advice to YP through seminars and workshop programmes, and written 2books