Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd (MEH) is an established voluntary and community sector organisation working in the field of social inclusion on Merseyside and is a key stakeholder and influential support body. MEH focus on Social Inclusion through partnership to deliver projects supporting disadvantaged individuals into employment, training and self employment and social enterprise development through a wide range of adult learning methodologies. MEH provides specialist support to VCS organisations to develop their capacity to deliver projects and support a range of excluded groups. MEH operates both as infrastructure and direct service delivery provider which means we are adaptable and are present at both strategic and grassroots level. MEH has established links with associates, public sector organisations and decision makers working within adult education supporting a number of regional initiatives to support excluded individuals into labour market
At EU and local level, MEH has a wealth of experience in supporting individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate fully in society through adult learning. We have experience of running volunteer mentoring programmes which support members of the community including ethnic minorities, men, people with mental health problems to develop their skills and competence in employment and self employment. We have led a variety of programmes over the last 12 years supporting excluded individuals to reach their potential in the labour market, most recently a training course supporting older learners, people with mental health and migrant women to develop skills knowledge and competencies to move towards business start up and self employment.
MEH have strong experience in transnational project working – experience includes
• projects on gender quality and diversity,
• mentoring programmes,
• engaging disadvantaged young people, social inclusion, informal learning,
• training and validation for disadvantaged learners,
• career guidance and counselling.
We have developed strong EU partnerships and have experience of developing and adapting innovative learning programmes and associated materials We have led and been involved in programmes designed to empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential through learning including specialist tailored support for women, older people, BME communities, health, mental health and disability.
Phone: +44 (0) 151 330 0552
The Joseph Lappin Centre
L13 5TF Old Swan, United Kingdom