Work and Health Programme Update

  Opportunities  for suppliers to be involved in the newly launched Work and Health have now been published on the CapitalESourcing portal. They have gone live and they are open for suppliers to view and start compiling their responses to the standard questionnaire (SQ).   Interested suppliers will need to be registered with CapitalESourcing before [Read more]

London Councils ESF Borough Employment Programme

London Councils are pleased to announce the launch of the London Councils ESF Borough Employment Programme. We are inviting organisations to apply for funding in:   London Borough of Hounslow.   The deadline for applications is the 22nd March 2017.  Further details on the application process can be found at http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/services/grants/esf  

GLA ESF Grant Opportunity – Team London ‘2Work’ project launched

GLA EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND CO-FINANCING PROGRAMME 2014 2Work programme launched . The Greater London Authority is pleased to announce the release of the first of its Team London funding opportunities which form part of the GLA ESF 2014-2020 Co-Financing Programme.   The 2Work project will give unemployed 18-24 year olds access a wide variety of [Read more]

Preparing for the Apprenticeship Levy: A joint LVSC , BTEG and Fair Train event

Tuesday 21st February 1:30pm-5pm at Conference Room, London Voluntary Sector Council (LVSC), 2nd Floor, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. Background In spring this year the way the Government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding [Read more]

Consulting the London voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector on Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

Thursday 2nd February 1:30pm-5pm at Conference Room, London Voluntary Sector Council (LVSC), 2nd Floor, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP.   The Department of Work and Pensions and Department for Health, published last year a Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, Improving Lives – launching a wide-reaching consultation into employment support for people with disabilities [Read more]

Clarification on the Work and Health Programme

Further to our post last Friday on the Work and Health Programme, we need to clarify that at this point in time, all you need to do is register your interest with the DWP Bravo Soluntion website, in order that you can formally express an interest to be part of a supply chain through the PQQ at a [Read more]

Registering your interest for the Work and Health Programme

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the Work and Health Programme. DWP is working with London government to implement a new Work and Health Programme, with the objective of transforming employment support for those furthest from the labour market — those with health conditions and disabilities and [Read more]

Apprenticeships: improving access for people with learning disabilities

In May 2016, the government asked Paul Maynard MP to chair a taskforce to explore how to help more people with learning disabilities access apprenticeships. The taskforce met 3 times to: reach an understanding of the issues and barriers that affect people with learning disabilities in accessing and completing an apprenticeship identify solutions that could [Read more]

Many Hands: Londoners, work and the voluntary and community sector

Supporting Londoners in into quality work is one of the great challenges facing our city today. LVSC’s latest report, Many Hands: Londoners, work and the voluntary and community sector, examines the employment and skills challenges facing individuals, existing employability support, and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations active in this area. Employment and [Read more]

JCP approaches to volunteers in receipt of benefits

LVSC is gathering evidence on JCP approaches to volunteers in receipt of benefits in London. At present, some volunteers are asked to fill in a form “Volunteering when claiming benefits or National Insurance credits”. Volunteering on benefits form We are interested in finding out more about: How widespread the use of this form is across [Read more]