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IntoWork 2015 event

Last week Communities that Work members attended the national IntoWork Convention in London.

The event featured speeches from among others Employment Minister Priti Patel and Shadow Employment Minister Stephen Timms.

IntoWork featured a wide range of debates and discussions looking at subjects including youth employment, welfare reform, devolution to nations, cities and localities as well as hearing from leaders in the public, private and third sectors.

Communities that Work members played a key role at the event, leading and taking part in a mix of lively and insightful debates, discussions and break-out sessions.

Duncan Breckell from Spectrum Housing was part of a discussion that explored working with LEPs, while Ian Simpson, the newly appointed Chair of Communities that Work spoke about how Guinness and their social enterprise partners Upturn have supported young people into work.

Sally Kew from Magenta Living hosted a discussion on helping young people find their career destination with the organisation Fourteen Nineteen. Read more from Sally here:

www.magentaliving.org.uk

The two-day event saw members from AmicusHorizon, Coast & Country, Guinness, Synergy Homes, Liverpool Mutual Homes and West Kent discussing topics including; poverty, devolution, data-sharing, the concept of motivation in job seeking, working with NEETs and helping residents start up their own businesses.

Ian Simpson said, “The two days have been fantastic, personally I’ve found it incredibly inspiring to hear from so many different organisations all working towards the same goal – to help people into work. The event was a great opportunity for Communities that Work members to meet and talk to other sectors about service integration for employment support which is firmly on the Government’s agenda.”

You can see the highlights from the event online

Interesting links:

Gregor Henderson – Well-Being & Mental Health Lead, Public Health England talks about the links between employment and health and wellbeing.

You can download all the presentations and information about the event from CESI website:

cesi.org.uk

You can also download all of the photos shown in the article above:

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