The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) is the representative body for the employment support sector – sometimes called welfare to work. Established in 2005, we exist to help our members achieve their shared goal: to help people gain sustainable employment.
ERSA represents organisations that deliver, or have an interest in the delivery, of employment related services. The scope of our reach includes skills provision, self-employment, offender related services, welfare reform and disability-related issues, as well as the design and delivery of employment programmes.
Our membership spans the private, voluntary and public sectors and it is this diversity that gives ERSA the authority to speak on behalf of the entire employment related services sector. ERSA’s members range from multi-nationals through to small specialist charities operating in their local communities and include housing associations and local authorities.
Our objectives are simple. They are to:
ERSA’s organisational values guide the way it does business. ERSA seeks to be: