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    LESPN Work Programme presentation 12 Dec 2012 Steve Kerr LESPN Work Programme presentation 12 Dec 2012 Steve Kerr Presentation Transcript

    • Fair Chance to Work 2Impact of Work Programme on disadvantaged clients and VCS organisations in London
    • This presentation:• Work Programme performance in London• Results of survey of VCS subcontractors• Impact of Work Programme on wider VCS• Work Programme customer experience• Recommendations and next steps– your feedback
    • Work Programme performance in LondonKey points:• Performance equally low in London and UK (3.5% of referrals achieved job outcomes)• West London: fewer referrals and higher performance than East• London outcome rates lower than rest of UK for all payment groups except JSA 25+• Zero job outcomes in London for ex-Incapacity Benefit payment groupsEARLY DAYS!!
    • Work Programme performance in London Referrals Outcomes PerformanceIngeus (West London) 19,160 910 4.7%Maximus (West London) 18,830 760 4.0%Reed in Partnership (West London) 18,870 690 3.7%Careers Development Group (East London) 26,630 910 3.4%A4E (East London) 26,690 860 3.2%Seetec (East London) 26,550 680 2.6%West London Contract Package Area 56,860 2,360 4.2%East London Contract Package Area 79,870 2,450 3.1%London Total 136,730 4,810 3.5%
    • Experience of VCS subcontractorsKey points:• Most subs have had lower referrals than expected• 18 months in, many tier 2s have had zero referrals• Common problems: • Quality of communication with primes • Quality of needs assessment from JCP/primes • Customers on JSA with serious health problems • Financial constraints – including attachment fees• However – some good practice in prime/sub relationships to build on
    • Impact on non-Work Programme orgsKey points:• Reduction in other (non-WP) funding from local authorities, LDA, etc• Rules around alternative funding (JCP, trusts) precludes working with WP customers• Dilemma of working with WP customers – to support or not to support?• Unpaid referralsWork Programme is negatively impacting on widerVCS employment and skills services.
    • Experience of disadvantaged jobseekersKey points (anecdotal):• General quality of support seems low, lack of contact from advisors• Lack of appropriate support for customers with specialist needs – e.g. learning disabilities• Pressure to place customers in jobs paying poverty wages (cleaning at £1.40/room); or self- employment non-jobs
    • Draft recommendations – your feedback?• Review differential payments model – based on needs not benefits• Recognise milestones as payment outcomes for disadvantaged clients• Share and promote good practice in prime/sub relationships• Increase supply chain transparency• Consider impact of WP on other projects/services• London weighting• Lobby for living wage jobs
    • European funding2014 – 2020
    • WHAT YOU HAVE TOLD US SO FAR Preference for place based programmes with flexible geographies Any approach must be responsive to local need and national priorities Simplification of fund management Integrated programming, in particular in relation to the Structural Funds (ERDF and ESF) Better co-ordination of match-funding & co-financing across the public sector
    • GROWTH PROGRAMME THEMESTop priorities Research, technological development and innovation – esp. commercialisation Raising SME competitiveness – esp re exports Shift to low-carbon economy – esp energy efficiency & renewable technologies Employment & skills (inc. social inclusion)Other objectives Climate change adaptation, risk prevention & management Environmental protection & resource efficiency Sustainable transport and removing network bottlenecks Access to & use of ICT
    • PROPOSED DELIVERY ARRANGEMENTS Maritime and Rural FisheriesGrowth Programme Development Programme(ERDF, ESF & EAFRD) Programme (EMFF) (EAFRD) Co-financing CSF Growth Organisations Teams LEPs / ITIs Community Led Local Development, including Leader and FLAGsProjects
    • London: EU Funding 2014-2020Next steps:• LVSC to circulate discussion paper around network for comment/feedback: • lessons from 2007-14 programme; • policy priorities for London; • feedback on commissioning; etc• LVSC to host targeted event in early 2013• BIS consultation paper in Spring 2013