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The journey to employment

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The Journey to Employment presentation from the REACH2010 event Hackney

The Journey to Employment presentation from the REACH2010 event Hackney


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  • 1. Increasing Employment In Hackney: The Journey to Employment Ian Ashman Co-Chair Economic Development Partnership Principal Hackney Community College
  • 2. Increasing Employment : Links with Better Homes Partnership
    • The work of the EDP & employment
    • The Cross cutting review of worklessness
    • Key issues for the session
  • 3. The Work of the Economic Development Partnership
    • Role: Increasing employment, skills and enterprise
    • Promotes partnership working e.g. LBH, JCP, VCS
    • Sponsored Ways into Work programme
    • Developed Skills for Employment Strategy
    • Will be developing Enterprise Strategy
    • Supports Council Economic Development Strategy
    • Oversight of cross-cutting review of worklessness
    • Outcomes:
      • Gap closing on London average employment
      • Significantly reduced numbers with low/no skills
  • 4. The Importance of Partnerships: Employment is a ‘Secondary Condition’ Employability Education
  • 5. Key Issue is therefore: How do Partnerships & VCS help increase Hackney’s employment rate? Employment
  • 6. Crosscutting Review of Worklessness:
    • Aim: “ Reduce poverty by supporting residents into sustainable employment…”
    • Objectives:
      • To research key reasons for worklessness, including patterns in the data about who is most affected
      • To recommend policy and action to target those most in need of support
      • To reduce worklessness in the worst affected wards and the hardest to reach communities & thereby overall in Hackney
    • Outcomes linked to several key targets and National Indicators for the LSP
  • 7. Crosscutting Review of Worklessness: Key findings
    • Men of all ages are the most common claimant population -
    • Male Unemployment Rate
      • 17% in Black African, Caribbean and Mixed Black & White
      • 35% Black Caribbean men aged 18-24
      • Over represented by x 2.5 their number in the population
    • Incapacity Benefit :
      • Men aged 45-64 made up the majority
      • 25% of men aged 55-59
      • 30% of men aged 60-64
  • 8. Crosscutting Review of Worklessness: Key findings
    • Some women significantly effected
    • Job Seekers Allowance
      • 21% of Mixed White & Black Caribbean women 18-24
      • 24% of British Mixed ethnicity women
    • Lone Parent Benefit
      • Women aged 35-44 are the majority population receiving Lone Parent Benefit
  • 9. Cross-cutting Review of Worklessness Recommendations
    • Priority Groups
      • Evidence based targeting to those who need us most:
      • Long term unemployed, IB/mental health service
      • users, Lone Parents
    • Embedding of Employability
      • Review recommendations embedded in all relevant
      • strategies for the Council, LSP and partners
    • Family Centered Delivery
      • Holistic approach and suite of services aligned for parents
      • and young people in the same household.
  • 10. Cross-cutting Review of Worklessness Recommendations
    • Service Integration
      • Requires sharing of priorities, strategies
      • and projects
      • And therefore ‘Goes with the Grain’ of sharing budgets,
      • data, staff, training and planning within and across the
      • partnerships
  • 11. Total Place and Employment Cross-cutting Review of Worklessness Housing
  • 12. Journey to Employment
    • How does the VCS support local people in their journey from worklessness to employment?
    • What is VCS expertise in developing bespoke approaches to worklessness?
    • Examples of good practice from the network
    • Discussion:
      • Three practical issues that need to be addressed
      • Three ways in which the public sector and voluntary sector can address them

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