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Increasing Employment In Hackney: The Journey to Employment  Ian Ashman Co-Chair Economic Development Partnership Principa...
Increasing Employment : Links with Better Homes Partnership <ul><li>The work of the EDP & employment </li></ul><ul><li>The...
The Work of the  Economic Development Partnership <ul><li>Role: Increasing employment, skills and enterprise </li></ul><ul...
The Importance of Partnerships: Employment is a ‘Secondary Condition’ Employability Education
Key Issue is therefore: How do Partnerships & VCS help increase Hackney’s employment rate? Employment
Crosscutting Review of Worklessness: <ul><li>Aim:  “ Reduce poverty by supporting residents into sustainable employment…” ...
Crosscutting Review of Worklessness: Key findings <ul><li>Men of all ages are the most common claimant population -  </li>...
Crosscutting Review of Worklessness: Key findings <ul><li>Some women significantly effected </li></ul><ul><li>Job Seekers ...
Cross-cutting Review of Worklessness Recommendations <ul><li>Priority Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence based targetin...
Cross-cutting Review of Worklessness Recommendations <ul><li>Service Integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires sharing of...
Total Place and Employment Cross-cutting Review of Worklessness Housing
Journey to Employment <ul><li>How does the VCS support local people in their journey from worklessness to employment? </li...
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The journey to employment

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The journey to employment

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

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