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VCS Assist event: How do we support low paid Londoners to progress in work?

The aim of this forum is to equip VCS employment and skills organisations with strong understanding of recent research and policy work, and emerging good practice, in the area of in-work progression.

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Feb 28, 2014
from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm


Voluntary Action Islington Conference Room

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This event is for third sector organisations and it is FREE.

It is very likely that progression outcomes (that is, helping low paid workers to earn more) will soon become a part of statutory employment programmes alongside traditional job outcomes. For example:

  • The London ESIF 2014-2020 Strategy calls for interventions focused on career progression and progression in learning for low skilled/ low pay groups.
  • Under Universal Credit, low paid and part-time workers will be encouraged to increase their earnings and may face sanctions for failing to do so.

Attendees with also have the chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities of this new kind of provision with other practitioners:

  • How to reach people in low paid work who may be working long hours, and/or doing shift work, around family commitments
  • Supporting people to understand the benefits of progression, and the trade-offs in terms of stress and time
  • Joining up employment, skills, and IAG funding
  • Working with employers to improve progression routes out of entry level work (especially in ‘dead end’ sectors with very poor progression opportunities).

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