Renaisi is delighted to be part of Serco’s diverse supply-chain to deliver new employment support to families with multiple and complex barriers to employment in North and East London. We will be delivering the Inspiring Families programme on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions with funding from the European Social Fund.

Families that experience multiple issues including domestic violence, relationship breakdown, substance misuse and mental and physical health problems are often those furthest away from the labour market. The Inspiring Families programme uses a range of interventions to help families overcome these barriers, enabling family members to identify their skills, build their confidence and access sustainable employment opportunities.

Renaisi will work in partnership with Local Authorities to engage with families in Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Haringey and Enfield. Providing tailored support and action planning we will support individuals to address barriers to employment, increase motivation and provide them with every opportunity to secure sustainable employment.

Laura Busfield, Director of Employment Services at Renaisi, said:

“We are really pleased to be working alongside Serco and to have the opportunity to support a range of families across boroughs in North and East London.

“It is also a great opportunity to work closely with a range of Local Authority teams to improve the lives of families, by providing a holistic and meaningful service which will give them the best possible chance of thriving in the labour market.”

The programme began in January and individuals interested in finding out more and joining our programme can contact Asmara at

About the funding
The project is receiving up to £5.6m of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit

Renaisi is supporting families in North and East London to overcome barriers to employment

Jim Cotterrell