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Shaw Trust has been awarded two of the government’s recently tendered IPES (Intensive Personalised Employment Support) contracts. The two, six year contracts will provide people who are long term unemployed and require additional support to return or enter meaningful work.

The Trust, which already delivers the Work and Health Programme and National Careers Service, in the contract areas of central and home counties, was awarded the contracts after it submitted two successful bids offering an innovative delivery model working with partners Health 2 Employment and Genius Within.

Chris Luck, Shaw Trust’s CEO, comments: “I am delighted Shaw Trust has been awarded two of the largest contract areas for the new IPES programme. Shaw Trust is committed to creating and enhancing opportunities for people who are, for whatever reason, marginalised. Many of those we will be supporting on this programme will have already tried other approaches and it is our task to ensure their experience on IPES is different and inspirational, giving not only practical advice to get them back into work, but more importantly giving them back their sense of self and drive to achieve.”

The IPES programme win builds on Shaw Trust’s previous DWP work with the Supported Employment Support contract, Aim4Work initiatives, community and wellbeing support, young people’s targeted work with NEETs and children, employment information, advice and guidance in custody and with offenders, and work with learners and apprentices.

Shaw Trust is a charity providing specialist services to help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives. The Trust is one of the largest 25 charities in the UK with more than 4,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers, working with the government, local authorities, combined authorities, employers, stakeholders – including the Department for Work and Pensions, Education and Skills Funding Agency, clinical commissioning groups and NHS Trusts – and individuals.

Notes to Editor

About Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.

Our specialist services help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives. As a charity we add value to every service we deliver by investing back into the people and communities we support.

Shaw Trust is one of the largest 25 charities in the UK. Comprising Shaw Trust, Prospects, Ixion and Shaw Education Trust, we use our 75 years’ combined experience to support people to develop their potential. By joining together we are working to reach one goal: to help transform the lives of one million young people and adults.

Our 4,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers provide joined-up services for government, local authorities, combined authorities, employers, stakeholders – including the Department for Work and Pensions, Education and Skills Funding Agency, clinical commissioning groups and NHS Trusts – and individuals.

For more information please visit: https://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/

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