Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, visits Ingeus centre in Hackney
18 Jul 2022
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to our centre in Hackney on Friday. The visit was part of the launch of new measures to ensure Londoners can get the skills they need to get into good work – including key changes to London’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) and £2 million investment for skills, careers and employment support.
The measures will benefit an additional 400,000 Londoners, and includes a focus on under-supported groups including disabled people, refugees and the over 50s; and the No Wrong Door programme will join up support to help more people access the right support, no matter their starting point.
Visiting Ingeus’ Central London Forward’s Integration Hub, the Mayor joined one of our employability support sessions for Afghan refugees who are joining the Work and Health Programme.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “I’m determined to do all I can to ensure that everyone, especially those who need the most support, can access the skills and job training they need to progress in this city.
“It was brilliant to meet some of the Afghan refugees at Ingeus today and I’m glad we can offer such a wide range of fully funded courses and training to people in various stages of their adult education journey.”
Raihana Zaher, one of our Employment Support Caseworkers, added: “I’ve been working at Ingeus since March 2022 and it’s been great to provide support to newly settled Afghan refugees. I’ve been working with this cohort for around three months now and I’ve already seen them progress. This course is a lifeline to so many people and I’m proud to be part of such a great programme.”
Read the full press release here