Just a quick post to tell you about RESCO, a social enterprise that helps people who have been long term unemployed (due to convictions, a history of homelessness, history of drug/alcohol misuse, and physical or mental health conditions). They run an employability program for 16 weeks where participants gain work experience and training at one of their two businesses: a secondhand furniture warehouse and Kettle + Crust, a lovely cafe based at the St Paul’s Centre in the centre of Hammersmith.
Guy Ruddle, from Everyday Southfields, is a director on the board of RESCO and provides ongoing advisory support and financial assistance to its CEO where needed.
Taryn Williams and Deb Kurosu from Everyday Winbledon are in the process of becoming mentors, as the RESCO team tries to match each participant with a Christian mentor to meet for one hour a week for the duration of the program.
RESCO is in particular need of male mentors at the moment (though female mentors are also welcome!), so if you’re interested, www.resco.co.uk and this very moving short video shows what they do: