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									     Breaking the Cycle
The Importance of Employment

          Greg Walker
    Chief Executive - CREATE
                        CREATE’S AIMS

•   ENVIRONMENTAL – To recycle / refurbish used electrical ‘white goods’

•   SOCIAL - To provide affordable white goods for low income households

•   EMPLOYMENT - To provide work for disadvantaged adults

•   FINANCIAL–To be financially sustainable
                  CREATE’S RESULTS
•   ENVIRONMENTAL - Recycling over 2000 used ‘white goods’ per week

•   SOCIAL - Refurbishing and selling about 250 products per week to low
    income households through our own shops & other charities.

•   EMPLOYMENT–In 14 years we’ve moved over 450 people on to full time

•   FINANCIAL – Our core costs are met through our commercial activities,
    not grants
                   FINANCIAL FACTS

            2008-09 - £2 million turnover - split as follows:

•   Recycling Contracts and Sales of Raw Materials – 24%
•   Sales of Refurbished Goods & Manufacturers Returns - 50%
•   Training & Employment Contracts - 24%
•   Grant Income - 2% - (In 1998 our grant income was 53% of our turnover.)

         We strive to make a surplus – we don't always succeed!
Employment / Training Contracts – What CREATE provide

 •   Contracts from local councils enable CREATE to provide
 •   Paid employment for 3 months at minimum wage
 •   Individual training plan dictated by needs of individual and funds available
 •   Relevant generic and vocational training
 •   Job Search and interview training
 •   Links to employers & employment agencies
 •   Real work combined with personal support
Employment / Training Contracts – Primary Target Groups

 •   Unemployed adults from the priority groups dictated by the local councils
 •   Long term unemployed 18-24 year olds
 •   Recovering Substance Misusers
 •   Ex Offenders
 •   Disadvantaged ethnic groups
 •   Disabled adults
 •   People on Incapacity Benefit???
Breaking the Cycle - Contracts versus Grants

•   Sustainability means contracts not grants

•   Targets need to be met

•   Reduction in flexibility

•   Grants can help meet social aims better
Breaking the Cycle - Job Creation or Moving on

Some people get taken on to CREATE’s staff (43 staff – 60% ex trainees)

Others will move into work with partner charities

Moving on to jobs locally in vocational growth areas

Increased use of placements during their contract
Breaking the Cycle - Hardest to Place People

•   CREATE does a growing amount of work with ex offenders

•   Partnership with HMP Liverpool, City Employment Strategy Team,

•   Involvement of C.I.B., Probation Service, Job Centre, Working Links

•   Current market place - realistically only around 25% moving on

•   Look for other outcomes – reduction in re-offending - training
Breaking the Cycle - Hints
•   Look to contract with councils that do the funding work for you

•   Develop grants alongside contracts where possible

•   Provide real work – not ‘scheme’ type work

•   Work with organisations that are there – don’t try and re-invent the wheel

•   Base your operation on what the local employers want

•   Be ideologically promiscuous - Be innovative

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