Renaisi helps people build the confidence and capacity to find work and engage with their community.

We are passionate about creating the conditions for strong and inclusive communities to thrive. Once basic needs like housing and food have been met, we believe that secure and sustainable employment is essential for anyone trying to build a better life for themselves and their family.

We are committed to helping our customers overcome the barriers to sustainable employment so they can benefit from the social and economic security work can bring. For us, sustainable employment is work that is satisfying, long-term, and at a living wage.   

Javad’s story

Javad Iranian refugee
Photo credit, Guardian Online.

Javad, 30, told Guardian journalist Suzanne Bearne about his experience of working with Renaisi’s refugees employability service, and what his life is like now he is working.

What we do

We deliver employment services on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions and local authorities, and specialist programmes for groups with distinct sets of needs such as refugees, older people, and  those with long-term health conditions.  

We work in partnership with a network of local services and specialist organisations that provide complementary services to our customers.

Our services help people to learn, work and connect with their community.

Learn

We provide tailored employability provision that helps individuals gain the skills they need to land the job they desire. Uniquely, our provision includes specialist ESOL learning to help refugees and migrants secure employment in the UK.

Work

We provide expert one-to-one advice and support to help people who are unemployed get into work. We offer career development plans, work experience, explore self employment, and boost confidence.

Connect

We provide ‘community inclusion’ programmes that reduce isolation, improve wellbeing, and help people to feel connected to their community.

Meet the team

Our Employment and Advice services are delivered by multi-skilled teams experienced at working with a diverse range of individuals to achieve their employment goals.

We proactively recruit from the communities of people Renaisi supports, in North, South and East London, which means our friendly advisers are able to build strong relationships because they talk the same language – literally and metaphorically.

Meet our team

Jim Cotterrell