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CFO3

Achieve North West Connect (ANWC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Career Connect delivering the HMPPS Co-Financing Organisation/European Social Fund Project; ‘’CFO3’’ across the North West region which commenced in July 2015 and will run until 2020.

The CFO3 project in the North West is receiving up to £18,358,652 of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, European Social Fund funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, skills development, job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

The ANWC Team

Our award winning team of staff, has a proven track record of delivering HMPPS ESF programmes in the region since 2010 with great success.  Our dedicated Case Managers, partners and sub-contractors, provide specialist services in offender focussed education, training, employment (ETE) and social inclusion. 

ANWC brings together diverse knowledge and years of experience in both the management of offenders and the ETE field. Expertise from Probation Officers, Recruitment Consultants, Trainers, Teachers and those who have worked in industry for many years, ensures ANWC can accommodate all aspects of employment related offender support.

We Deliver

ANWC delivers intensive case managed support to offenders in the community and custodial settings. Offenders are supported through the prison gate into the community, retaining continuity to assist their journey towards gaining new skills and employment.

The CFO3 contract is a social inclusion project targeting offenders with multiple barriers in addition to their ETE needs e.g. accommodation, substance misuse and issues with mental/physical health.

Targeting the hardest to help offenders ensures that those who are not currently able to access mainstream provision can be supported to return to the labour market.

In addition to this core cohort, ANWC have 4 dedicated sub-projects.  These are designed to target some of the most disadvantaged and include:

  1. Women with significant drug & alcohol misuse issues
  2. Men & Women with significant mental health needs
  3. Older offenders, including those reintegrating following longer prison sentences
  4. Vulnerable Women, including those at risk of self-harm/suicide or suffering domestic abuse

 We also work with Youth Services to support young offenders aged 16 – 18 years to improve their employment prospects.

Delivery is supported by our partnership with 13 sub-contractors and a range of other suppliers who offer participants a range of specialist interventions. To find out more about them, please visit or our ‘’Sub-contractors’’ page.

More Information

To find out more about ANWC and CFO3, please Click on this link to access our newsletter "Look beyond the Label".  This aims to highlight some of our successful work with participants and includes articles from Case Managers, Partners and participants. Watch this space for future editions!





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