What We Do

Overview

Central London Forward (CLF) is a partnership of the 12 central London local authorities. We work together with our member authorities and with other stakeholders to support inclusive and sustainable growth in central London; so that our economy thrives, and our residents benefit from the opportunities this creates.

CLF has four main areas of work:

  • We support coordination and collaboration across the sub-region, 
  • We conduct and commission research and we share best practice, 
  • We provide a collective voice for central London and help shape policy development, 
  • We manage and deliver employment and skills programmes to help residents into decent work.

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CLF Strategy 2022-24

Programmes

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Our £8.3m UKSPF programme provides high-quality employment and skills support for unemployed and economically inactive residents in central London.

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Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities is a GLA/ESF funded contract to support residents across 12 London boroughs into training and sustainable work. It is a 21 month programme aimed at building confidence and skills so that our local residents are prepared and able to access opportunities in the local economy.

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Digital Connectivity

Central London’s communities and business are facing a period of unprecedented challenge and change due to the impact of COVID-19. Access to world-class digital infrastructure has never been more important, and will be key to the capital’s economic and social recovery.

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Central London Works

Launched in March 2018, Central London Works is an employment programme designed to support CLF residents overcome their employment barriers and move into stable, well-paid work.

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Central London Integration Hub

The Central London Integration Hub aims to support employment and skills services to work better together, and to help central London residents access the support they need to move into decent work.

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JETS (Job Entry Targeted Support)

The central London JETS programme ended on the 21st April 2023.  Our delivery partner, Ingeus supported central London residents who were unemployed due to the impact of COVID-19 to return to work.

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