Worklessness and the  Voluntary and Community   Sector in LeicestershireVoluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people ch...
Leicestershire Strategic Priorities       VAL working with Leicestershire County Council to involve the Voluntary       an...
The problem in Leicestershire10,665 (2.6%) individuals claiming Job Seekers AllowanceIncreased by0.6% since 2011Youth unem...
What is the VCS contribution to addressingworklessness?356 Voluntary and Community Organisations working to address thisis...
Economic contribution of the VCS in Leicestershire                                    Other                               ...
Worklessness & Economic Growth: Project outcomes A better shared understanding of worklessness in Leicestershire A clearer...
Key ActivitiesDevelop better shared understanding of this issue in LeicestershireMap VCOs that deliver services to reduce ...
Simon Jenner  Group Support Manager  Voluntary Action LeicesterShire  simon.j@valonline.org.ukVoluntary Action Leicestersh...
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Worklessness and the Voluntary and Community Sector in Leicestershire

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This presentation outlines what Voluntary Action LeicesterShire is planning to do to support the voluntary and community sector to tackle the issue of worklessness in the county.

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  • Today’s event is part of thisVAL has developed a plan for each of these areas – interested in your views – an opportunity to shape the plan & activities we deliverDistricts that have made this a particular priority:Charnwood - work in priority neighbourhoodsMelton - work in priority neighbourhoods and improving skills to access employmentNorth West Leicestershire - improving skills to access employment
  • Data is from April 2012
  • Worklessness and the Voluntary and Community Sector in Leicestershire

    1. 1. Worklessness and the Voluntary and Community Sector in LeicestershireVoluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people change their lives for the better”
    2. 2. Leicestershire Strategic Priorities VAL working with Leicestershire County Council to involve the Voluntary and Community Sector in addressing priorities identified by LtP: Worklessness and Economic Growth Supporting Leicestershire families Health Vulnerability and Mental Health Older People Communities in ChargeVoluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people change their lives for the better”
    3. 3. The problem in Leicestershire10,665 (2.6%) individuals claiming Job Seekers AllowanceIncreased by0.6% since 2011Youth unemployment accounts for 31% of JSA claimantsRural isolation, transport and access to provision and worklpacesThere are a number of work programme initiatives currently in place buta lack of a joined up approach to tackling geographical areas affectedby worklessness is having an impact on the local community.Voluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people change their lives for the better”
    4. 4. What is the VCS contribution to addressingworklessness?356 Voluntary and Community Organisations working to address thisissue in Leicestershire, 138 based in county districtsVCS strengths in engaging those furthest from the labour market andproviding innovative and supportive servicesWide range of employability and skills provisionVolunteering can be a crucial step back towards the labour market anda way of gaining experienceThe VCS as an economic asset – ability to create jobs and lever infundingVoluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people change their lives for the better”
    5. 5. Economic contribution of the VCS in Leicestershire Other Public funding funding £68.4m £36.7m Expenditure £102.1m Public Investment With Multiplied multiplier between 5 and Volunteer time (x1.11) 7 times Between £113.3m £76.4m and £161.7m Total value between £189.8m and £275.1m Source: NEF 2002Voluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people change their lives for the better”
    6. 6. Worklessness & Economic Growth: Project outcomes A better shared understanding of worklessness in Leicestershire A clearer understanding of who the key agencies are and what services they deliver in all sectors A more collaborative cross-sector response to worklessness, enabling better service user experience/outcomes An increase in the value of resources levered in from outside Leicestershire to address worklessness Increase in number of people volunteering who are able to them use their experience to get employmentVoluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people change their lives for the better”
    7. 7. Key ActivitiesDevelop better shared understanding of this issue in LeicestershireMap VCOs that deliver services to reduce worklessness plus provision andjobs created in the local VCSSupport development of local volunteering opportunitiesInfluence commissioners to include local job creation in service design andto use local service providersDevelop collaborative partnerships to bid for funding to deliver programmesof support to reduce worklessnessLiaise with Work Programme prime contractors to open up partnershipworking opportunities for the VCSVoluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people change their lives for the better”
    8. 8. Simon Jenner Group Support Manager Voluntary Action LeicesterShire simon.j@valonline.org.ukVoluntary Action Leicestershire “Helping people change their lives for the better”
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