In case you missed it…
- 12 January – 10am – Kickstart Community Forum
- 13 January – 9am – 10.30am – The ReAct Partnership: Employer Engagement closed workshop for ReAct Partners
- 18 January – 9am – Employer Engagement Forum DATE CHANGED TO 22 FEBRUARY
- 20 January – 12-2pm The ERSA AGM (closed meeting for ERSA members only)
- 25 January – 9am – 10.30am – The ReAct Partnership: From referrals to attachment! closed workshop for ReAct Partners
- 26 January – 12-1pm – Talking TUPE with BDB Pitmans LLP
- 27 January – 11am – 12.30pm – NEW: Community Renewal Fund Forum (Local Authority leads, CRF organisations, UKSPF Forum and ERSA members)
The ERSA UKSPF Forum
Catch up with the latest events on demand 5, 16 and 26 May and other updates here.
ERSA Member Briefing: From Legacy to Universal Credit
7 June – on demand available to ERSA members
The Real Level of Unemployment with Professor Steve Fothergill
10 June – on demand available to ERSA members
Employability Day employabilityday.com
Older Workers Forum – ERSA/Centre for Ageing Better
28 June – Watch on demand available for ERSA members
Secure Homes and Work – supported by Cognisoft
29 June, 10am -.12.30pm
Register via ersa.eventbrite.com
A free event for all employment support providers focusing on responses to homelessness and vulnerable housing, getting people good jobs that ensure secure housing. Book your place here.
In February, ERSA attended a round table hosted by Eddie Hughes, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing to discuss how government and businesses can work together to increase employment opportunities for those who have experienced rough sleeping and homelessness.
Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in all its forms is a key priority for the Government. As you will know, employment improves accommodation prospects for people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping, both in the long and short term. There is also an untapped source of talent for many businesses which can help fill vacancies. However, we know many people experiencing homelessness can struggle to access employment opportunities.
The Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Housing and the Department for Work and Pensions already work closely together to provide employment and training support to those who have experienced homelessness and rough sleeping, working in close partnership with Local Authorities across the country.
There was a call to work with organisations like yours to understand what more we can do together to make opportunities available to support people at risk of homelessness and those who have experienced homelessness and provide a sustainable route off the streets – and encourage other employers to get more involved. We will also be joined by speakers from across the business and charity sectors.
This webinar is the beginning of the employment support sectors response.
The webinar content will include information for providers of Restart, Work and Health Programme. JETS, ESF funded provision, devolved commissioned programmes, Community Renewal Fund and your local delivery.
Hosted by ERSA.
Expert speakers will draw on their experience of what works:
- Homelessness services and pathways. What are the needs around employment support? – Adam Rees, Service Director, St Mungo’s
- What works? The evidence around homelessness and employment. Nick Bartholdy, Evidence & Data Specialist, Centre for Homelessness Impact
- Piloting IPS in Homelessness Services – Amy Kimbangi, Senior Service Manager, St Mungo’s
- Employers committing to recruitment and in work support
- Beam Homeless Employability & Housing Support: Fiona Kempster, Partnerships Lead, Beam
- Employer relationships, getting people into work: Ollie Stewart, Progression Manager, House of St Barnabas
- Clarion Housing’s Partnership Approach: Victoria Whittle, Head of Jobs and Training, Clarion Futures
- Lessons we can learn: contributions from others at the webinar
- Building a community of good practice: ERSA
Watch on demand here
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Youth Hubs Forum – supported by Youth Futures Foundation
All organisations interested in supporting the Youth Employment Agenda are welcome to attend with the kind support of Youth Futures Foundation into 2023. These forum meetings are intended to offer youth providers a community of good practice, share ideas, problem solve together, connecting and collaborating with others in a safe and friendly environment.
6 July, 10am – 12pm – more via forum page
Contributions from ERSA, Southampton City Council, Mencap, Centrepoint, GMCA and DWP. Please get in touch if you have a future agenda item or something to share around Youth Hubs via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please save the dates for future forums – first Wednesday in the month (excluding August), all at 10am – 12pm.
3SC/Twin online event: UK Shared Prosperity Fund – Getting your voice heard!
12 July, 11am – 12.30pm
UKSPF – The current landscape, what has happened so far & what you can do now to ensure the voice of your organisation is heard.
Speakers confirmed: Elizabeth Taylor Chief Executive at Employment Related Services (ERSA) and Leah Davis Head of Policy and External Affairs at NPC (New Philanthropy Capital). The event will be chaired by Kathryn Jellings Head of Programmes for 3SC.
Over the next 3 years the Government has allocated £2.6 billion for the UKSPF which replaces EU funding. Lead Authorities are set to receive at least £1 million pounds and to access their allocation they will be submitting a local investment plan by 1 August 2022.
Many programmes in our sector will be coming to an end in the next year and we believe this will create a crisis, whereby local, community driven organisations will not be able to provide quality services to those who need it.
Join 3SC for this ‘Teams’ webinar where we will brief organisations on the current landscape, what has happened so far and crucially, what you can do now to ensure the voice of your organisation is heard at a local and national level.