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Employment support in the Capital: Routes into work and to progress

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Osmani Centre

58 Underwood Road

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E1 5AW

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The event will explore how employment support for those seeking to enter employment and for those seeking to progress out of low paid work can contribute to reducing child poverty in London. In particular, it will look at the role of local authorities, the voluntary sector, and the GLA can play in joint working to improve services to many of London’s disadvantaged groups. We will ask:

  1. What do inequalities in employment rates, and progression look like across the capital and how does it impact on families?
  2. Given the rollout of Universal Credit will be changing the conditionality for many low paid workers, as well as job seekers – what are the London-specific challenges and opportunities to address support and training needs for particular groups?
  3. How are local authorities and voluntary sector organisations developing innovative solutions to better address this?

Speakers will share practical examples of their work in these areas and include:

Jenny Gulliford, Principal Policy Officer, London Councils

Fionnula Shannon, Director of Operations, Dress for Success

Alessy Beaver, StepUp Coordinator, Thames Reach

Julie Hutchinson, MD for Employment, ELBA

Matt Dronfield, Senior Employability Officer, London Youth

Quyam Mannan, London Programme Coordinator, Uprising Youth Charity

Rayhan Haque, Employment and Skills Lead, London Plus

Venu Dhupa, Director of Action and Advocacy, Community Links

Panel discussions include:

  1. Panel One: ‘Overcoming Barriers: Routes into quality employment.’
  2. Panel Two: ‘Escaping Insecurity: Progression out of precarious employment.’

The event includes a free networking lunch.

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