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]

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]

Financial wellbeing – supporting happier and more productive employees

With thanks to our volunteer Yasmin Abid for her support in producing this blog Financial wellbeing has been described as “the last workplace taboo”. Research from the Social Market Foundation (SMF), Barclays and the Work Foundation shows employers need to address financial wellbeing, both to support the general welfare of their employees – and to [Read more]

Counter On-line Hate Speech

A Race on the Agenda Seminar 25th February 2016 To be held in Islington. 9.30am – 1pm Preventing, Redressing, and Inhibiting hate speech in new media (PRISM) is an European project that aims to counter on-line hate speech. Through this project we work with young people, journalists, and law enforcement authorities to raise awareness and [Read more]

Your opportunity to contribute to the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry on Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK

From the Parliamentary Outreach Service The Women and Equalities Select Committee has launched an inquiry into employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. Muslims face some of the highest rates of unemployment and low pay of any group. They are also underrepresented in professional roles. We want to hear your views about what we can [Read more]

Securing local welfare provision

With thanks to our volunteer Yasmin Adib for her support in producing this blog Local welfare is the final safety net which prevents people from low incomes from falling into destitution, providing support with essentials such as food, heating, and clothing. In England responsibility for certain forms of welfare have been devolved from central government [Read more]