Helping Low Paid Workers Into Better Jobs – 9 November

Step Up – Learning Event

Wednesday 9 November, 2 – 5pm

Park Plaza County Hall, London

 Step Up is a two year initiative piloting 6 new approaches to help low paid workers move into better jobs.  The programme is funded by Trust for London and the Walcot Foundation and evaluated by the Learning & Work Institute.  At the “half way mark” we are pleased to invite you to an event where we will share learning from service providers, employers, workers and commissioners on:

  • How to engage and support clients who are already in work
  • How employers can benefit from supporting progression
  • An update on the European Social Fund in-work progression programme
  • What Universal Credit pilots tell us about the future of conditionality and in-work support

Speakers include:

  • Dr Lubomira Anastassova-Chirmiciu – EU Programmes Manager ESF, GLA
  • William Harwood – JCP Partnership Manager Southwark, DWP
  • Tony Wilson – Director of Policy & Research, Learning and Work Institute

and the organisations delivering the pilot projects:

  • Creative Society, High Trees Community Development Trust, Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO), Thames Reach, Timewise Foundation, Springboard UK

This event is for employment support providers, local authorities, commissioners, employers and all with an interest in tackling in work poverty by supporting people to progress with their careers.  The event is free but places are limited so early booking is recommended.

From Walcot Foundation newsletter October 2016

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Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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