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Aim4Work is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund under the Building Better Opportunities programme and forms part of their commitment to invest in local projects to tackle the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion and drive jobs and growth.

How does it work?

Once accepted onto the programme, one of our professional Aim4Work Employment Advisers will:

  • Get to know you
  • Draw up an action plan to get you into work
  • Introduce you to interested employers
  • Provide you with in-work support
  • Be there with you every step of the way

Your action plan

Your action plan is tailored to your needs and will outline what you can do with support from Aim4Work to achieve your goal of getting back into work.

The plan may include support with CV creation and applying for benefits, discussion about disclosure of a mental health condition and creating a positive health statement. Job searching tactics will form part of your action plan and you can explore interview techniques. If you need general support with self-confidence, a dedicated confidence course may also be incorporated into your Aim4Work plan. Wellbeing support is available, so you may find that you can include courses in yoga or fitness to help you prepare for the next step.

And support doesn’t end with a successful interview! Once you take up a new role, Aim4Work will continue to provide in-work support to help you along every step of the way.

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Aim4Work is delivered by Shaw Trust and partners

Aim4Work is delivered in South London, North London and East London. See below for details of providers and the areas they cover.

Shaw Trust logo
Delivered by Shaw Trust in: Barking and Dagenham, Bromley, Croydon, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets.
South West London and St George's NHS logo
Delivered by South West London and St George's NHS in: Merton, Kingston, Richmond, and Sutton.
Learning and Enterprise College Bexley
Delivered by Learning & Enterprise College Bexley in: Bexley
Mind logo
Delivered by Mind in: Hackney and Waltham Forest

How can I apply? Are you:

  • Not working, but want to?
  • Living with a common mental health condition?*
  • Over 25 years old?
  • Living in South London, North London or East London?**
  • Legally entitled to live and work in the UK?

*Examples of common mental health conditions include: Anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder.

**Covers the following areas only: Croydon, Bromley, Kingston, Merton, Bexley, Hackney and Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Enfield, Haringey, Redbridge, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Richmond and Sutton .

If you answered yes to all of the above, you can apply to get onto the programme by completing the form below.

Alternatively, email your name and preferred method of contact to (opens in new window) or call free on 0800 389 0177.

Shaw Trust, 
1 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3BA

Please note: Aim4Work is a free service that will not impact on any current government benefits you receive.

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Other useful links

Health & Wellbeing

For more information on other Shaw Trust programmes.

OneYou (opens in new tab or window)

TimetoChange (opens in new tab or window)

Moodzone (opens in new tab or window)

Big White Wall (opens in new tab or window)
Online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. Free to join.