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 [Read more]

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 [Read more]

Work and Health Programme Supply Chain Opportunities

Ingeus UK Ingeus UK is a leading provider of people-centred services, including employability programmes, skills and training, youth services and health-related support that assists individuals to reach and realise their full potential. They are interested in working with partners who share our values and commitment to delivering high performing services and significant social impact. Ingeus [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]

Jampot Update

Information Alert on behalf of Jampot The Jampot by First Call Training Force is further developing it’s Women focused delivery to meet the needs of the area. We are running our Women’s New Horizons course as from February 23rd. More information here Womens New Horizons 3

New guidance on health inequalities and employment

Public Health England, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Health Equity, has issued new guidance on promoting good quality jobs to reduce health inequalities. The guidance acknowledges the impact that work can have in health, and that health adverse work conditions are concentrated in more disadvantaged social groups. The authors provide a helpful summary [Read more]

BITC survey of race at work – now open

BITC’s survey of race at work with YouGov is now live at www.raceatwork.org.uk!  The survey is open for 7 weeks until Sunday 13 September 2015. Who can respond? BITC is keen to understand the issues around under-representation of ethnic minorities in the workplace and want ethnic minority and white employees aged 16-64+ and currently in employment [Read more]

LSE Report: “Is welfare reform working?”

A new report by the London School of Economics would suggest it isn’t. The Coalition Government’s welfare reforms were meant to move people dependent on benefits into work, but evidence suggests the reforms have resulted in few social housing tenants being able to find jobs. A team led by Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy at LSE, performed interviews with [Read more]