Working for Everyone

Social Value Award

• Career Connect

This prestigious award celebrates initiatives that have delivered over and above requirements. From reducing social inequalities to enhancing community wellbeing, this category is a masterclass in creating positive social change and maximising value delivered to taxpayers.

Our sponsor says: “Genius Within are delighted to sponsor the Social Value Award at the 2023 ERSA Awards and we commend all of the excellent finalists in this category. The wellbeing of individuals and communities should always be our driving force in the employability sector and the Social Value Award is an opportunity to recognise the work of those that are succeeding at just that. We look forward to congratulating the winners!”

About the winner

Career Connect
Connect To Your Future (CTYF) was commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to help young people recover from the pandemic and to deliver improved economic, environmental, and social wellbeing and value for money. Delivered by Career Connect and partners, CTYF supported more than 1,260 young people into education or training.

The 2023 finalists:

  • Career Connect
  • Ingeus, Greater Manchester
  • Acorn Training
  • Maximus
  • People Plus
  • Fedcap
  • Routes to Work
  • Fusion – nominated by UNITY (Formerly Fusion) at Community Housing

About our sponsor

Genius Within are a majority neurodivergent Community Interest Company specialising in neuro-inclusion in the workplace. We work with clients at all stages of their employment journey helping them to understand how to maximise their strengths and mitigate their challenges. We have supported thousands of individuals to access employment and further their career. 36% of our unemployed clients moving into employment versus a national average of 6% (over a 3-month period). 75% of our clients have moved from inactively to actively seeking work, or education and training.