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Creating Communities

Creating Communities
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  • We’ll discuss these: The challenges The case for community investment by social landlords g15 investment in communities – what and how?

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  • London WellbeingConference 2013Creating Communitiesin the CapitalPresentation byHelen Cope
  • What is community investment?Community investment is investment inpeople rather than bricks and mortar: e.g. Employment and skills Health Financial and social inclusion Safer neighbourhoods Empowerment and capacity building
  • Context Welfare reform Local cooperation Social Value Act 2012 ‘Big society’ Austerity Rising unemployment
  • Context: National UK unemployment rate 2.51 million or 7.8 per cent; 1.3 million have been unemployed for over one or two years; 945,000 unemployed 16 to 24 year olds, 1in 5; In some hotspots over 1 in 3 working-age residents are out ofwork; Fewer than half of social tenants of working age are believed tobe in employment; 80% of new housing association tenants aged 16-24 areunemployed; Skills levels are also low.
  • The Challenge in social housing• 62% of households in the social housing sector receivehousing benefits• 68% of households in the social housing sector haveincomes less than £15,000• 31% of households in the social housing sector are ofretirement age• 43% of people living in the social housing sector have along term disability• 20% of people living in social housing are children
  • The Business Case?
  • G15 investment in communities 2011-12 Programmes and services benefitting over 87,000Londoners £40.3 million a year invested in communities( jobs, better skills, improved health andopportunities) 2,000 people into work with an estimated saving tothe Treasury of a £46 million; 5,000 young people through educational ortraining programmes: potential saving to thepublic purse of £29 million. 87% satisfied 840 projects were delivered
  • Chart 2: Spending by service area43%16%12%12%10%4%3%Employment supportCommunity CohesionYoung persons initiativesFinancial inclusionEnergy savingTackling ASBDigital Inclusion
  • Job pathways 2,000 people moved into work: a saving of £46million to theeconomy; 23,250 Londoners benefitted from access to jobs and jobpathways; 3,800 people attended accredited training courses with 3,000completing them; 293 apprenticeships were taken up; 14,200 Londoners received advice and guidance leading to jobspathways; 625 people benefitted from paid placement and a further 500into work experience placements; 1,860 Londoners developed skills through volunteeringplacements.
  • Job pathways
  • Inspiring young people Over 1.5 million children live in London. 40% or 600,000 of them live in poverty 1 in 4 youngpeople in London are unemployed (25%); 1 in 3.6 young men are unemployed (27%) and 22%of young women; Nearly 1 in 2 black and Pakistani young adults arejobless (44%); 24,000 have been unemployed for over 12 months; London’s youth unemployment rate is the highest inthe country after Yorkshire.
  • Inspiring young people In 2011-12 the g15 invested £4.9 million in over 300specific services for young people. They assist youngpeople through dedicated programmes including: Delivering almost 300 apprenticeships; Volunteering and participation including youngcitizenship programmes; Capacity building through sport and arts; Family support and early interventions includingparenting; Children leaving care; Youth crime prevention; Money advice.
  • Inspiring young people
  • Supporting resilient communities 208 community safety/community cohesion projectswere delivered; Over 60 projects were delivered specifically todeflect anti-social behaviour; 6,270 Londoners were engaged and progressedthrough wellbeing sessions; Almost 4,000 family interventions were achieved; £9.6 million was invested by the g15 (excludingexternal funding) in supporting communities. significant support to voluntary, community sector,and social enterprise partners is provided across thecapital.
  • Supporting resilient communities
  • Strategic approach People – creating maximum opportunity toimprove the quality of life of individuals Partnerships – building strong links with keyexternal partners Performance – measure impact Funding
  • Vulnerablee.g. Ex Offender/Homelesse.g. employabilityconfidence buildingVulnerablee.g. Ex Offender/Homelesse.g. employabilityconfidence buildingOlder persone.g. VolunteeringPT workingHealthActivitiesOlder persone.g. VolunteeringPT workingHealthActivitiesAdulte.g. Employment and skillsFinancial inclusionHealth and well beingParental skillsAdulte.g. Employment and skillsFinancial inclusionHealth and well beingParental skillsYoung Person(16-25) e.g.Apprenticeships/skillsPlacementsSportLeisurePreventing ASBYoung Person(16-25) e.g.Apprenticeships/skillsPlacementsSportLeisurePreventing ASBChild(under 16) e.g.Schools initiativesBreakfast clubsPre-schoolPlayChild(under 16) e.g.Schools initiativesBreakfast clubsPre-schoolPlayPEOPLEPLACEPARTNERSHIPPEOPLEPLACEPARTNERSHIP
  • Strategic approach toemployment and skillsProcurement: Construction/maintenance andnon-construction offering offering NVQsApprenticeships etce.g. Placements/Volunteering/mentoringe.g. Signposting/ IAGlocally driven includingenterprisee.g. Direct Servicesoffering NVQsApprenticeships etc
  • VulnerableVulnerable Older personOlder personAdultAdultYoung PersonYoung PersonChildChildBend mainstream funding –whole family supportSureStartWorkProgrammeYouthContractNationalCareersServiceVulnerableFamiliesProgrammeJCPFunding
  • Employment and SkillsAcademy Specialist interventions to remove barriers toemployability Benefits and Financial advice Peer Mentoring and Coaching (face to face andtelephone) Accredited programmes of vocational and basic skillssupport linked to local colleges, Links to National Careers Service helpline Volunteering Programme Parenting and “Home Maker” Programmes Preferred partner for apprenticeship training
  • For further information pleasedo not hesitate to contact me:helenfcope@btconnect.com