Understanding and improving employment and employability in Tower Hamlets
The Bromley By Bow Centre, the Working Well Trust and the Work Rights Centre joined up for a discussion on 4th March 2021 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of employment and employability in Tower Hamlets.
- Introduction on employment and employability in Tower Hamlets
- Presentations from The Bromley By Bow Centre, the Working Well Trust and the Work Rights Centre on what they offer for Tower Hamlets residents
- Group discussions on the key challenges, and how the pandemic impacted employment
- Q&As and general discussion on where the gaps are, and how what is next for our community and services.
1- Public Health are working with Healthwatch for the Community Engagement Commission with Adults for Disabilities, to find out more about residents’ views, experiences and needs during the pandemic. We are asking our key stakeholders to promote this survey directly to your communities – to gain responses now, before the deadline of 29th March. Please go through the landing page https://www.healthwatchtowerhamlets.co.uk/nel-disabled/ which will have links to all information and the Easy Read version.
2. We are also seeking ALL residents interested in participating in a Tower Hamlets Panel OR in Focus Group Discussions on any aspect of Covid-19. These could be within existing forums or as a separate activity. Contact email: Richard.Lynas@towerhamlets.gov.uk
3. Live funding opportunities that might be of interest to people, one for delivering employment support, and another for peer-led research on barriers to adult education.
More info below:
- Funding opportunity to deliver training, education and employability support (min contract £100k, and partnerships encouraged): https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/skills-and-employment/skills-londoners/adult-education-budget/adult-education-good-work-all
- Funding opportunity for peer-led research project on adult education: The GLA will be inviting research and community organisations to bid to lead a participatory, peer-led research project on Londoners’ perceptions of adult education and their barriers to engagement. More info at: Karissa.firstname.lastname@example.org