Central London Forward offered free on line disability awareness training for employers in Central London and across the Capital. The event was delivered by Business Disability Forum, the leading business membership organisation focused on disability inclusion. The event was free to employers, and funded by the MayorofLondon as part of the No Wrong Door initiative. The workshop on disability inclusion will help employers to better understand disability employment and to become a more inclusive employer. The workshop took place online on Tuesday 21st November.
CLF held a Job and Training Fair focusing on residents with disabilities, long term health and mental health conditions in central London on Wednesday 15th November Lambeth Town Hall. This job and training fair was organised by our Central London Integration Hub – a GLA-funded programme which aims to help residents access the employment and training support that meets their needs. The event was a great success with 194 visitors and 18 employers. A huge thanks to London Borough of Lambeth for their support and venue.
On the 25th April, CLF held a celebration event for our Connecting Communities programme. The programme has built employment support capacity at member boroughs and supported unemployed and inactive residents into work and training. To date, almost 7,000 residents have been supported into work or training.
On the 21st March, CLF and Ingeus held a celebration event for our JETS programme. Together, we have supported 9,221 Londoners into work.
We are organising a Job and Training Fair focusing on residents with disabilities, long term health and mental health conditions in central London on Wednesday 15th March from 10:00am to 14:00pm in the Great Hall, Kensington Town Hall. This is the second job and training fair organised by our Central London Integration Hub – a GLA-funded programme which aims to help residents access the employment and training support that meets their needs. The event is free, please Register to attend.
For more information, please contact Anu Leinonen.
On the 24th February, CLF held a celebration event for Central London Works, our devolved Work and Health Programme. Since it started in 2018, Central London Works, which supports disabled people and those facing multiple barriers to work, has helped over 9,000 residents into employment. The programme has recently been extended, with £12m of additional funding from DWP.
For more information, contact Nanita Sohal
A Connecting Communities celebration event took place on the 26th January with staff delivering the programme.
The £9m ESF-funded programme is building capacity at boroughs and is helping local residents to gain training, work experience and meaningful employment.
To date, the programme has helped 1,000 people into work.
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Thank you to our speakers and everyone that attended the launch of The Future of the Office in central London research on 21st November 2022, in partnership with Arup and King’s Business School and Policy Institute.
The pandemic changed how so many of us work, and Londoners have been at the forefront of this shift. Hybrid working – where people split their week between the office and home – has been embraced by Londoners at higher rates than the rest of the UK. But what are its broader implications? From demand for the transport network, to the market for office space and the services sector in centre of the city, changes in commuting patterns will have far-reaching consequences for the capital. And while it’s clearly popular, what is it people really value with this new approach to work? Are there winners and losers? And is hybrid here to stay?
This event took place on 21st November and explored these questions and more, as Central London Forward revealed findings from new research by Arup, and the Policy Institute and King’s Business School presented new research from their Work/Place: London returning project.
A recording of the event is available below:
Central London Forward is organising a Refugee Job and Training Fair which will take place on 23rd November, from 10am-2pm, at Ingeus Hackney, Canal Place, Sheep Lane, E8 4QS. The event will be an opportunity for refugees from across central London to meet employers with vacancies, and to find out about training opportunities. We will also be providing support with CVs and interview skills, and access to other services. The event is free to attend. Please Register to attend.
The event is focused on refugees living in City of London, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster. The event is part of the Central London Integration Hub, a GLA-funded programme which aims to help support integration of employment and skills services, so residents can access the support that best meets their needs.
For more information, please contact Anu Leinonen
Central London Forward in partnership with Kings College London will be launching our latest research, The Future of the Office in central London’ on the 21st November from 18:30. Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite. Please use the following links to attend in person or reserve a place for the livestream.
The Breyer Group in partnership with CLF Connecting Communities will be hosting the Waterloo Jobs and Training Fair on the 21st July from 10:00-14:00 at Waterloo Action Centre, London SE1 7AA
The Breyer Group in partnership with CLF Connecting Communities will be hosting the Hackney Jobs and Training Fair on the 8th June from 10:00-14:00 at Ingeus, 18 London Lane, London E8 3PR.
The transition to a net zero economy presents significant challenges and opportunities for businesses and residents in central London. However, making this transition a success will require a workforce equipped with the necessary skills to deliver it.
This event took place on the 23rd March and explored the findings of new research by WPI Economics – commissioned by Central London Forward – providing detailed borough level information on the current and predicted scale and nature of green jobs and the barriers to accessing them. Alongside this will be two speakers from our boroughs giving examples of the work local authorities are already doing to meet our collective net zero targets.
COVID-19 has shone a light on and deepened many of the inequalities that existed across the capital. Londoners who faced disadvantage before the pandemic have seen a disproportionate impact from the crisis.
This event explored the findings of new research by WPI Economics – commissioned by Central London Forward – into inequalities and poverty in central London after the pandemic. Speakers included:
Maintaining modern and sustainable infrastructure will be vital to ensuring London remains both a preeminent world city, an engine of growth and a great place to live. Investing in infrastructure in central London will be essential to driving recovery after the pandemic, unlocking the homes we need, and supporting the transition to net zero.
Central London Forward has been working with the 12 central London local authorities and other stakeholders to develop Central London’s Infrastructure Priorities. The report makes the case for investing in infrastructure in the capital, it sets out the priority projects that could help transform central London, and it explores how the infrastructure the capital needs can be delivered.
Speakers will include:
John Dickie, Chief Executive of London First
Kate Hand, Head of Climate Change at London Councils (invited)
Alex Williams, Director of City Planning at Transport for London
The Inclusive Growth Strategy launch event took place on the 18th November at the London Connectory.
Thanks to our keynote speakers and panelists for their contribution to making this a successful launch.
The event focussed on transport and digital infrastructure and explored the priorities for strategic action in the following areas:
A blog reflecting on the launch of the Inclusive Growth Strategy can be found here