Many Hands: Making Employment and Skills Work for London

The backdrop to this joint LVSC/ERSA event is the impact of ‘Brexit’ in terms of potential loss of a huge income stream from the European Social Fund, as well as the increased demands for further devolution for London, particularly from the newly elected Mayor for London Sadiq Khan.

This in turn represents an opportunity to discuss what the employment and skills priorities are for Londoners, including which services need to be commissioned to deliver this, to inform the priorities of the new Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills.

Finally this is line with the direction of travel on London’s devolution deal, so now is an opportune time to discuss this with the VCSE within the Mayor’s wider vision for London.

Aim:
For ERSA and LVSC members to hear from and discuss with, the new Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe , the employment and skills priorities for London and how these can best be addressed

Objectives:
• Update on the thinking of the new Deputy Mayor of London on employment support and skills provision in London, including impact of Brexit and the call for more devolution.
• Opportunity for both LVSC and ERSA members to feed into the London Mayoral priorities on employment and skills.
• Highlight examples of good practice in service delivery and effective employment support and skills commissioning, Update participants on opportunities to integrate services across the capital, including housing, health, employment and skills.

Who is it for?
This event is for all members of ERSA and LVSC who deliver employment support and skills provision in London, as well as key policy-making stakeholders in the London statutory sector, including the NHS