Empower (Ex-Offenders Programme)

Age Range:

16-65 years

The Service:

Empower Project provide a bespoke service to support ex-offenders and/or people that have been in contact with the law in Southwark to gain the skills, confidence and understanding needed to secure a sustainable and appropriate job/career and support them into employment.

Clients are allocated an Adviser that will provides
• One to one support
• Tailored and personalised action plan
• Information, Advice and Guidance
• Identify transferable skills (Skill health check)
• Confidence building and motivation
• Job search support and job brokerage service
• Discretionary financial support towards training, travel and interview clothing
• Accredited and non-accredited training

Who is the service for?

This service is for Southwark residents only


Criteria for access to service

Access through eligibility only. Eligibilities are:-
Southwark Residence
Unemployed or working less than 8 hours
Can be referred by other agencies or self-referred

Accessibility of this service

Accessibility at both Pecan Office, Peckham and Southwark Works Office, Elephant and Castle. Monday to Friday. 9.30 – 5.00
Both offices have access for physical accessibility (wheel chair)

How this is provided:

This service is provided through a process of referral, assessment, development and support by Pecan in partnership with JCCP.

How can I access this service?

The referral routes are below – (referral form attached) Through other agencies
Jobcentre Plus
Walk-in or self-referral
Word of mouth

How is this service funded?

The service is Commissioned by the Council

Do you need to pay for this service?


Confidentiality and Impartiality

Confidentiality and impartiality applied and practiced in the provision of the service

Useful to know

The office is closed on Mondays during Term Time. You can either send an email or leave a message on the answer phone and we will contact you on our return