We supported a total of 118 people with employability
including support with CV’s, job applications, registering with agencies, job searching websites, interview preparation and 37 people have successfully found employment or self-employment. We have also supported a total of 49 people with accessing training and courses (including ESOL, food hygiene courses, digital courses and functional skills) and 17 accessed volunteering opportunities (internal and external opportunities).
We supported a total of 88 people with benefit advice

including Universal Credit applications, Personal Independence Payment, ESA, council tax support, Maternity Allowance, Pension Credit
and Child Benefit.

We supported 38 Eastern European victims of crime

including 12 victims of hate crime, 15 victims of antisocial behaviour and 11 victims of domestic violence with contacting the police,
liaison with the solicitor, translations and other types of holistic support such as housing. 19 of
the clients reported they would be more confident in reporting a crime in the future.

Through the Back in Control project
we delivered modern day slavery awareness training to a total of 19 organisations based in the North East of England (including the Children’s Society, the British Red Cross, counselling services and trade unions). The training was attended by a total of 64 people and was partly based on project client experience
Emergency Support

including 45 people had received material support including food vouchers, fuel vouchers and data / mobile phone top-ups

Through the East Rangers project

ICOS engaged 175 volunteers, removed over 5000 kilograms of rubbish and engaged 126 children. This was achieved through delivering 40 activity days, including 5 educational workshops.

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What are our clients are saying about us?

“ICOS has helped me a lot, I have got help with English language classes with Monika and she is
an amazing teacher and helped to improve my language. I could not speak any English the first
time I came to ICOS and now I can speak and I understand much more, I can communicate. ICOS
has helped me with my CV and translation of certificates and a statement of comparability from

“I got a lot of help from ICOS, you provided me with financial advice, help with benefits, bus
tickets to work, employment support, CV, food safety course and English language classes.”

“Because of all this help, I am now starting accounting Level 1 at Gateshead College and can
continue to look at accounting jobs when I finish this course and go back to being an accountant.
My English has improved and now I’m ready to study functional skills.”



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