PLATFORM LUNCH

LUNCH & SKILLS EXCHANGE

Launching Tuesday 7 September at the K+K George, 1-15 Templeton Place.

This Autumn is going to be hard for very many RBKC residents who will face unemployment, hardship, and potential homelessness due to the longer-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 will leave 15,000+ Kensington & Chelsea residents at a sudden loss of income. Many of these residents will have had no experience with connecting with council services or support resources and a lack of knowledge may prevent them from seeking assistance.

The Mutual Aid Platform Lunches aims to provide a relaxed, comfortable space for residents to met and talk and be signposed to the advice and support that these residents might need in this challenging time.

LUNCH & SKILLS EXCHANGE

LUNCHES INCLUDE:


1. Advice and Guidance to individuals on learning and employment including self-employment National Careers Service Ixion/Shaw Trust

2. Benefits, Grants and Start-up Funding DWP/RBKC Benefits: Paul Ellary, RBKC

3. Skills development to enhance current skills set: programmes such as Apprenticeships, Traineeships and other ESF Paul Willis and Steven Vasilou Ixion/Shaw Trust

4. The Portobello Business Centre: its current programme of business support Stuart Woodrow The Portobello Business Centre

5. The Killer Personal Statement (to secure that interview) Craig Hanlon-Smith Morley College

6. The ZOOM interview: How to impress in the virtual world Matias Shortcook Morley College