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LEWISHAM FAMILY
BUDGET PROJECT
WHAT IS LFBP?
The LFBP is a Pilot Project
 First came live on the 12th December 2011
 New Initiative
 Why it was set up – intergenerational
worklessness
 Began with 1 Key Worker and 1 Senior Key
Worker. Team now has 1 Senior KW,3KW, 1
Admin Support and 1 Employment Advisor.
 Complex issues – focus taking away from work

WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS?
We work with Families that live within the
Lewisham Borough
 Families must have a minimum of 2 adults
claiming benefits (JSA/IS/ESA)
 Referrals originally came from JCP
 More recently we have gained referrals from
other agencies such as; children centres,
community mental health teams and multi
agency teams such as Kaleidoscope.

WHAT WE DO
Each family is assigned a Key Worker
 Outreach – meet families in community (libraries
etc)
 Key Worker completes FAP/WFA
 Identify Barriers
 Acts as an advocate for families
 Discretionary Budget of up to £1000
 Employment Support – including interview
techniques
 Regular contact with families
 Steering Group meetings (progress measures)

AIMS:
The main aim of the LFBP is to get families
closer to employment – this could be by
supporting them accessing basic skills
 Get families into long term employment –
accessing courses,
 Empower Families – how to access services
 Supporting them to make informed decisions

BENEFITS CHANGING...
As we all know, there will be some changes to the
benefits system
 Major impact on our families
 It is important that we support our families
during this time
 We are lucky to have a close working relationship
with the JCP

CASE STUDY C- ACTION PLAN AIMS
Aim: Mr. C wants to work in Hospitality Industry and needs to attend a training course in
order to find employment
This will be achieved by (timescale):
Start Date: 4th July 2012 End Date: 31st Sept 2012
Status
Green - Achieved
Aim achieved. Mr C. completed an accredited course in Introduction to Hospitality
which was achieved on 18/10/12
What will be done:
Mr. C to apply for a
Catering Course to
obtain a level 1 or
above certificate in
Food
Safety/Catering
How
Often/When/By
Whom:
Progress Measures Outcome we hope
Progress measures for:
achieved
Outstanding
Progress measures
Review date
Henzy will meet with Improved level of
Mr. C to be able to
Mr. C weekly to
enrol on the course
skills/increase in
provide Mr. C with 1and successfully
qualification
level
2-1 support to
obtain the
Successful
search for relevant
qualifications he
completion of
catering courses.
needs to begin to
accredited
Food
Mr. C will also visit
look for work
Safety /catering
local colleges to
course
enquire about
course information.
To be done in July
before school breaks
off for the summer
holiday.
Outcome and
consequences
we’re trying to
avoid:
Mr. C is unable to
secure a place on an
accredited training
course.
Aim: Mr. C will attend CV Workshops, and conduct job searches in order to find
Status
employment
This will be achieved by (timescale):
Green – Achieved
Start Date October 2012 End Date: ongoing until Mr. C secures employment
This goal has been achieved. Mr. C has completed his CV and attended an interview.
He has also been guaranteed the job once his CRB check comes through as clean.
What will be done:
How
Often/When/By
Whom:
Progress Measures: Outcome we hope
Progress measures
for:
achieved
Outstanding
Progress measures
Review date
Mr. C will be
supported by Henzy
to complete a CV.
He will conduct job
searches, send out
his CV to prospective
employers in order
to secure
Employment
Mr. C will meet
weekly with Henzy to
complete a CV and
conduct Job
searches
Improved job
readiness
Mr. C conducts a
minimum of 6 job
searches a week
Application forms
submitted for
appropriate
vacancies
Job interviews
attended
Family member
enters work
Mr. C is able to
secure employment.
Outcome and
consequences
we’re trying to
avoid:
Mr. C does not
complete the
required job
searches and is
unable to secure
employment
Aim: Mr. C to obtain interview clothing
Status
This will be achieved by (timescale):
Start Date: November 2012
End Date: November 2012
Green - Achieved
This goal was achieved on 20/11/12. Mr. C was referred to Suited & Booted where he
received a full suit and shoes for interview clothing.
What will be done:
How
Often/When/By
Whom:
Mr. C to inform
Henzy of interview
date.
Henzy to refer Mr. C
to Suited & Booted.
Mr. C to attend
appointment and
collect his interview
clothing.
Mr. C to meet with
Henzy weekly for 12-1 support.
Progress Measures Outcome we hope
Progress measures
for:
achieved
Outstanding
Progress measures
Review date
Mr. C has made an
Improved job
effort to present
readiness
himself professionally
Interview clothing will in order to make a
boost confidence and good impression on
appearance.
the interviewers.
Outcome and
consequences
we’re trying to
avoid:
Mr. C is unable to
pass the interview
due to lack of
professional attire.
Aim: Mr. C to apply and obtain a valid UK passport.
This will be achieved by (timescale):
Start Date: November 2012 End Date: January 2013
What will be done:
How Often/When/By Progress Measures:
Whom:
Progress measures
achieved
Outstanding Progress
measures
Review date
Mr. C to obtain and fill Henzy to meet with
Improved job
in an application
Mr. C weekly to
readiness
form.
provide 1-2-1
Mr. C possesses a
Mr. C to look for a
support.
valid document
professional who has
known him in the last
required for
2 years to
employment.
countersign his
photographs and
application form.
Henzy to meet with
Mr. C to review
application form.
Henzy to request
funds from
Jacqueline to enable
her post the
application through
the post office.
Status
Amber – underway
Outcome we hope
for:
Outcome and
consequences
we’re trying to
avoid:
Mr. C completes the
application form and
produces the
appropriate
documents to enable
him obtain a UK
passport.
Mr. C does not
find a professional
who has known him
in the last 2 years to
countersign his
application form.
Mr. C is unable to
unable to fill in his
form, therefore,
resulting in the
termination of his job
offer.
Aim: Mr. C to obtain work equipment for catering.
This will be achieved by (timescale):
Start Date: October 2012 End Date: Ongoing until Mr. C gets a start date
Status
What will be done:
How
Often/When/By
Whom:
Outcome and
consequences
we’re trying to
avoid:
Mr. C to enquire
about the cost of his
work equipment.
Mr. C to contact his
JCP Advisor with
regards to costing.
LFPB to intervene if
JCP decline paying
for work equipment
Mr. C to meet with
Henzy weekly for 12-1 support.
Progress Measures: Outcome we hope
Progress measures
for:
achieved
Outstanding
Progress measures
Review date
Mr. C has been able
Improved job
to carry out his work
readiness
duties by purchasing
Work equipment will work equipment for
enable Mr. C carry
catering.
out his catering
duties during
employment.
Red – not yet
addressed
Mr. C does not
purchase his work
equipment and so,
does perform his
catering duties in
employment.
CASE STUDY B – ACTION PLAN AIMS
Aim: Son A to enrol on a level 2 NVQ catering Course or an apprenticeship
This will be achieved by (timescale):
13th June – End of 2013
Status
UNDERWAY
What will be
done:
How
Often/When/By
Whom:
Progress
Measures:
Progress
measures
achieved
Outstanding
Progress
measures
Review date
Outcome we
hope for:
Outcome and
consequences we’re
trying to avoid:
Janine will
support Son A in
identifying local
Catering courses
he can attend at
an NVQ level 2
and above.
Janine will meet
with Son A on a
weekly basis in
order for him to
identify and enrol
on a suitable
Catering Course
Improved level
of skills/increase
in qualification
level
Successful
completion of
accredited NVQ
Level 2 in
Catering
Enrol on to an
apprenticeship.
Son A has
successfully
attended and
passed the NVQ
level 2 in Catering
or apprenticeship.
Son A does not enrol or
attend the course which
will impact on his ability to
secure work in this field.
Aim: Son A to purchase appropriate clothing for interviews.
This will be achieved by (timescale):
Start Date: August 2012
End Date: August 2012
Status
ACHEVED
What will be done:
How
Often/When/By
Whom:
Progress
Measures:
Progress
measures
achieved
Outstanding
Progress
measures
Review date
Outcome we
hope for:
Outcome and
consequences we’re trying
to avoid:
Son A to be
supported to
purchase interview
clothes such as
trousers, shirts,
suits.
Janine to make a
referral to suited and
booted to obtain
interview clothing.
A referral to be
made once Son A
has an interview
offer.
Improved Job
readiness
Son A has
obtained
appropriate
interview
clothes.
Son A to look
presentable and
professional for
interviews.
Son A will not be able to
attend interviews as he has
does not have suitable
clothing.
Aim: Son A to conduct Job searches creates CV and support with interview
skills.
This will be achieved by (timescale):
Start date: 13th June - 30th December 2012
What will be done:
How
Progress
Outcome we
Often/When/By Measures:
hope for:
Whom:
Progress
measures
achieved
Outstanding
Progress
measures
Review date
To support Son A to
Janine or Lorna
Son A secures
Improved job
search and apply for
to meet with Son
employment
readiness
employment in retail,
A on a weekly
and does not
Application
forms
supermarkets and
basis.
rely on JSA.
submitted for
restaurants. Son A to
Son A has a
search and apply for 6
CV, this will
appropriate
jobs per week
improve his
vacancies
chances of
Minimum of 6 job securing
searches a week employment
conducted.
Job interviews
attended
Family member
enters work or
Apprenticeship
Status
UNDERWAY
Outcome and
consequences we’re
trying to avoid:
Son A does engage with
the employment advisor
and is unable to secure
employment.
Aim: Son A to attend a training course to develop his literacy skills
This will be achieved by (timescale):
Start date 13th June – end of 2013
Status
UNDERWAY
What will be
done:
How
Often/When/By
Whom:
Progress
Measures
Progress
measures
achieved
Outstanding
Progress
measures
Review date
Outcome we
hope for:
Outcome and
consequences we’re
trying to avoid:
Janine will support
son A to identify
courses he can
attend in order to
develop his
literacy skills
Janine will meet
with son A on a
weekly basis until
he has identified
and enrolled on an
accredited Literacy
course.
Improved level of
skills/increase in
qualification level
Successful
completion of
accredited (a)
numeracy (b)
literacy or (c)
ESOL qualification.
Son A attends the
literacy course and
completes it; this
would develop his
English skills
Son A does not attend the
literacy course and he
continues to have difficulty
with his English skills which
will impact on his ability to
secure work.
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