Making The Leap


To assist economically inactive groups from across London, to overcome barriers to labour market entry, through the provision of culturally sensitive training (STRIVE – 3-week essential skills/job preparatory training) Independent advice and guidance, employment support (including confidence building and mentoring), basic & intermediate I.T skills training, ESOL, numeracy and literacy skills training, jobs (sourced by LEAP) with routes for progression, qualifications at levels 1 & 2, long-term follow-up in-work support to aid retention, social services (including information, advice and guidance on financial management, counseling, housing and childcare) whilst also providing crucial support for employers.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058648)




  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



Local Employment Access Projects (LEAP) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, set up in July 1993 in North West London. Our main activities are to provide advice, guidance, training and support to unemployed people in the greater London urban area, aimed at helping them attain and retain employment. We have established ourselves as one of the leading ethnic minority led organisations in our field having helped more than 4000 unemployed people from disadvantaged communities into paid employment. The vast majority of LEAP’s clients are from ethnic minorities, but we serve people from all backgrounds. Our success has been based on our closeness to the very people for whom we provide services and ensuring that our provision is regularly adjusted and delivered to remain relevant to their needs, our closeness to employers and other voluntary and community based organisations.