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Advance Notification! Tackling Worklessness Engagement event with A4E

30 Jan 2013
The dominance of worklessness and labour market disadvantages is very much established across social housing tenants, housing providers have been committed and invaluable to tackling worklessness across their communities and neighbourhoods.  In light of the coalition governments welfare reform programme, which includes major reforms to the benefit system and welfare to work provision, it is vital for housing providers to continue with addressing the issue of worklessness and ensuring that there contribution is as effective as possible. 
 
The work programme introduced by the government in June 2011 is a payment for results welfare to work initiative, to help people who are out of work and have been claiming out of work benefits for long periods of time.  As part of the programme these individuals are referred to private, voluntary or public sector organisations known as providers, many of who are experienced to provide the appropriate advice, support, skills, training and experience to get these individuals ready for work. 
 
The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) will be hosting a roundtable engagement event inviting A4E one of the providers on the work programme, who work across all three northern regions, this event will provide members with the opportunity:
  • To hear from A4E around their experience of the work programme to date and engagement with the housing sector and other partners
  • To share your own experience with your local provider to date
  • To discuss what has worked well, challenges and issues
  • To share and hear of good practice across the North
  • To agree an approach going forward
We hope that this event will provide an opportunity to have an open dialogue to address issues, share good practice and agree a way forward to ensure that members approach to tackling worklessness is as effective as possible.
 
This half day event will be held on 28th February in Sheffield (timings and venue to be confirmed), to register your interest please email;
no later than Wednesday 6th February. 
 
Please forward this on to the most appropriate colleague within your organisation.
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