Liverpool seeks provider for ESF call

Liverpool City Region has issued a call to run a European-funded project designed to provide support to and increase the employability of people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

The project should focus on supported internships, which are designed to provide meaningful and paid work experience for people and help them gain the skills they need to secure work. Project proposals should reflect how they will support people with learning difficulties and disabilities; these are expected to include:

  • people without English, Maths, IT qualifications at Level 2;
  • people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds;
  • people returning to the labour market following parental or caring responsibilities; and
  • people with experience of the care system.

The aim of this call is to support participants’ progression into and within the labour market, allowing them to achieve equality of opportunity. Projects must deliver additional, innovative and more intensive provision that meets the needs of people with learning difficulties and disabilities who may also have other potential barriers, and the needs of local labour markets.

Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of partnership arrangements.

For more information, download the call specification. The closing date for applications is 5 June 2019.