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Tackling Worklessness through Local Partnerships
26 Oct 2010
2nd Annual Conference. Held in central London
This conference brought together local authorities and key partners to discuss the shifting policy landscape and share good practice around raising skills, boosting ambition and overcoming barriers to work for communities.
Programme
10:00
Adam Fineberg, Independent Advisor and Local Improvement Advisor
Welcome and introduction by conference chair

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10:10
Sir Harry Studholme, Chair, South West Regional Development Agency
Introduction to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)

10:30
Panel discussion: Local Enterprise Partnerships
Previous speaker will be joined by: Anna Turley, Acting Director, New Local Government Network (NLGN) Elizabeth Fells, Head of Public Services Reform, CBI

11:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:30
Adam Fineberg, Independent Advisor and Local Improvement Advisor
Growth Coalitions and Smart Local Government – incentivising growth-focused integrated local public services to alleviate worklessness

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11:50
Experiences of worklessness and welfare to work services
Sarah McDonnell, Project Manager/Senior Researcher and Robin Clarke, Fellow, OPM

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12:10
Work-focused services in children’s centres
Rachel Marangozov, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies (IES) David Churchill, Projects Team Leader, Child Poverty Unit, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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12:35
Questions and discussion: Session 2
12:45
Buffet lunch and networking
13:45
Will Hutton, Executive Vice Chair, The Work Foundation
Analysis of welfare reform

14:05
Anna Coote, Head of Social Policy, New Economics Foundation (NEF)
Working time, the third sector and the Big Society

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14:20
Questions and discussion: Session 3a
14:25
Vic Grimes, Regional Apprenticeships Director for London, National Apprenticeships Service (NAS)
The role of Apprenticeships

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14:45
Questions and discussion: Session 3b
15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 1: Tackling Worklessness Total Place pilot
Nick Parker, Executive Manager, Vestia Community Trust

15:30
Seminar 2: Tackling worklessness in outer city estates
Martin Yarnit and Jane Foot, Outer Estates Project Group

15:30
Seminar 3: Engaging the disengaged – bringing the partners together
John Freeman, Former Director, LGA React Programme

15:30
Seminar 4: Work-focused services in children’s centres pilot
Lucy Taylor, Children’s Centres Development Manager, City of Westminster Council

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