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The Trilogy: Working Links, Pinnacle People and Welfare Reform

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Success for Working Links

 

Working Links is delivering a  government scheme to help families back to work across Lincolnshire and the surrounding regions.

Working Links has launched a new programme to help families get back to work across the East Midlands. The programme, introduced by Employment Minister Chris Grayling and funded through the European Social Fund, will last three years and will see Working Links engaging with thousands of people in a bid to tackle social exclusion and poverty.

Through this contract Working Links will employ up to 40 new people to deliver the programme internally and will work with ten partner organisations to deliver across the region.

Breege Burke, Working Links chief executive, said:

“We’re delighted to have been chosen by the government to deliver this important contract. “The number of households where no-one has ever worked is at a record high – that is a big problem but one we’re committed to addressing as part of this programme.

“We have an excellent track record of delivering innovative programmes to help people change their lives and we’ll be working with dozens of partner organisations, including those from the voluntary sector, to ensure this record continues.”

Well done!!

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Success for Pinnacle People

A NATIONAL programme to help Crewe families overcome barriers to employment  has been launched. Cheshire East is part of the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington ‘package area’, which will receive £16.4 million over the next three years.

This ESF backed programme was awarded in the North West region and is being delivered in Cheshire East by Pinnacle People

Clr Roland Domleo, cabinet member with responsibility for adult services, added:

“The aim is to provide a whole family approach and to make support available to family members of all ages. It is then up to them whether they take up the offer.

Read more in the Crewe and Nantwich guardian

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A new Academy is being founded in Hackney.

STEM Academy is being founded by S&DA Limited, a not for profit company with existing strong links with Industry, apprenticeships, secondary and higher education.

The proposed Academy will open in Hackne. Its first student intake in September 2013 will cater for 16-19 year olds with an emphasis on supporting students from deprived areas in Hackney and the wider London area. Located on “Silicon Roundabout”, the Academy will be at the heart of a thriving area for entrepreneurship and high tech businesses, including Google, supported by the Government’s ‘East London Tech City’ initiative.

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Background Statement for The STEM Academy – V3 1 General for Yes minister blog 2

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Serco Welfare to Work Success

Message from Richard Johnson

It has been a great privilege for me to lead
Serco’s management of such services,
coordinating the delivery of a network
of private, public and third sector
organisations, providing access to
new employment opportunities.

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Seasons Greetings: see here

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