SE17Working Independent Lives Project

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a new FREE employment project, funded by L&Q.  The project will support the unemployed; residents already in work but on low pay and those on ‘0 hours’ contracts.  We will be selecting jobs which focus on sectors that provide the best outcomes for our residents.


In addition to help with CVs, Interviews and job applications – residents will benefit from an essential support package including  40 workshops each year covering the following themes:  How to manage debt * Life hacks (tips and tricks to make life easier)* Sleep Clinic * Anger Management * Managing Teenagers * Family Dynamics * Eating Healthily * Fit and Well * Confidence and Motivation * Community Engagement * Making Change * Representing Yourself * Digital Help * First Aid * and  Accessing local voluntary/community projects. Residents that join this project will also benefit from additional Health and Well-being activities through our recent Lottery Funded Reaching Communities Project, which will provide support to attend Southwark’s Free Swim & Gym; Burgess Sports training sessions; Trips to theatre/Museums and Free London Activities; and technical support to accessing online mindfulness tools.  Free refreshments will be provided.


The Project will start in July 2019 and will be delivered from the Giraffe House, 285 Albany Road SE5 0AH.  If you are interested in any of these activities please contact Janine or Nils on 0207 701 2982. For jobs visit

Patrischia Warmington – SE17Working Director



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Over the past few years SE17working, Creation’s employment programme, has achieved great things by securing over 696 jobs for local residents. You can see some of their case studies on this site.  We are pleased to say that Nils and Valerie, our Employment Advisors, will be working alongside  Notting Hill Genesis  (NHG) over the next few months.  Nils and Valerie will support NHG’s great work in placing Southwark residents into training and employment.  


NHG and Creation Trust  will  continue to work together in finding jobs and matching them with residents who are looking for work.  Both organisations will provide in-work support to help people get and keep the jobs they want. Pre- employment training courses will be provided to those who need them. . 


Eleanor Purser, Director of Regeneration at NHG says;


Together with Southwark Council we are determined that regeneration brings opportunities to residents on the existing neighbourhood and across the borough. We have been delighted to work alongside Creation Trust for the last four years and that through our partnership with the Council we have been able to contribute financially to the essential, but independent support and advocacy they offer to residents affected by the regeneration. Closer working and sharing of best practice in how we can enable jobs and training is an opportunity to deepen our partnership and have the greatest possible positive impact on the well-being and success of residents and their communities in Southwark .”


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