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Communities and Local Government and Department for Work and Pensions Welfare and Skills Workshop

Published: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 16:58:31

This event was held at Government Office for London on 8 May 2008. Its purpose was to inform and test thinking on the Welfare and Skills Reform; to identify successful approaches to tackling worklessness and to identify what more the government could do to support local areas.

The learning points included:

  • Need for 'joined up' policies to work on both 'place' and 'people'
  • Need to integrate the supply side (individuals and providers) with the demand side (employers).
  • Importance of pre- and post-employment support. Train people and match them to "real jobs".
  • Importance of mentoring and personal advice throughout the customer journey.
  • Growing use of local investment plans - to show how funding streams will be used to a common vision.
  • Importance of strong local leadership.
  • Not just about Job Centre Plus and Learning and Skills Council services but also health, housing, children's services, police, homeless, etc
  • Need for strong employer voice in use of funding - through Employment and Skills Boards where they exist.
  • Important role for Housing Associations.
  • Growing interest in how the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships will support this agenda.


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