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101008 Presentation


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101008 Presentation

  1. 1. Community Investment Team Steve Cranston, Cath Lee, Michelle Smith and Amanda Symonds
  2. 2. Format <ul><li>What is community investment? </li></ul><ul><li>What is happening now? </li></ul><ul><li>The future? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Principles <ul><li>More than Bricks and Mortar </li></ul><ul><li>Squeeze as much value from existing and new work </li></ul><ul><li>Work to priority needs of our key partners </li></ul>
  4. 4. So What Is Community Investment? <ul><li>Getting people into work </li></ul><ul><li>Raising skills levels </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement with young people </li></ul><ul><li>Income maximization </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced bills/carbon </li></ul><ul><li>Community facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Better physical environment </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting enterprise </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why important ? <ul><li>Scale of challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Long term </li></ul><ul><li>Housing + needed to break cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Says who….. </li></ul><ul><li>Research on what works </li></ul><ul><li>Our partners </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh Assembly Government </li></ul>
  6. 6. Whats Occuring?
  7. 7. Training and Employment Action …. and words…. Done ! By developing relationships with Local Authorities & Funded Employment Agencies such as JobMatch and training providers. This has meant an immediate start with over 25 trainees on site within 3 projects since I started my post in April 2008. Social Inclusion Clauses been developed to further increase the opportunities to our targeted recruitment and training project .
  8. 8. Social Inclusion Clauses Social Inclusions Clauses seek to develop tangible skills that will make the trainees attractive to our supply chain, these include: Carpentry Bricklaying Plastering General Construction We also fund tools, equipment and training to the wider programme through United Welsh and Job Match
  9. 9. Current Projects <ul><li>Planned Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Day to day Repair Services </li></ul><ul><li>New Build Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Case study detailed in HouseMark </li></ul>
  10. 10. Future Projects <ul><ul><ul><li>Construction Youth Trust </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rassau – Community Construction Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Penrhos Extra Care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Church Street - Regeneration </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Other Activities <ul><li>Construction Skills for the team </li></ul>
  12. 12. School Projects <ul><li>Art projects </li></ul><ul><li>Ivor Goodsite </li></ul><ul><li>Site visits/landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Free Fruit </li></ul>
  13. 13. Credit Union partnership <ul><li>Pilot project involving 2 schools </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Young Savers’ scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to one of United Welsh’s key priorities for the future – </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Inclusion </li></ul>
  14. 14. Regeneration <ul><li>Church Street , Ebbw Vale </li></ul><ul><li>Identified as a priority regeneration area </li></ul><ul><li>Local perception is that nothing is happening </li></ul><ul><li>Our catalyst role - to bring stakeholders together to create momentum and drive work forward </li></ul>
  15. 15. Regeneration <ul><li>Marine Street </li></ul><ul><li>Cwm </li></ul>Similar area which has been identified as a priority
  16. 16. Regeneration in Bargoed
  17. 17. Regeneration in Bargoed <ul><li>New Health Centre </li></ul>
  18. 18. Future Priorities <ul><li>Jobs and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Inclusion </li></ul>
  19. 19. Jobs and Training <ul><li>Build on current work </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunities for UWHA tenants </li></ul><ul><li>Options to scale up through Integrate </li></ul><ul><li>Explore social enterprise opportunities </li></ul>
  20. 20. Regeneration <ul><li>Play an active and creative role in regeneration programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Help identify local needs and win investment for community facilities </li></ul>
  21. 21. Financial Inclusion <ul><li>Credit Crunch – massive fuel and food price rises </li></ul><ul><li>Education - Understanding the basics of money management - Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Advice – Signposting, Early intervention and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Access to financial products & services - Basic Bank Accounts, Bank and Building Society Accounts and Credit Union Accounts </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Achieve more impact by doing as much as possible through </li></ul>
  23. 23. Communication Challenges <ul><li>Sharing information - Inviting suggestions - Partnership opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>What’s going well – and what is not </li></ul><ul><li>Options </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups/citizen panels </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet – to </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thankyou <ul><li>Questions… Comments… Suggestions </li></ul>