NEW PROGRAMME TO HELP CROYDON’S DISADVANTAGED / HOLDING LAMBETH STREET PARTIES

NEW WORK AND HEALTH PROGRAMME TO HELP DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE IN CROYDON AND FOUR OTHER SOUTH LONDON BOROUGHS /
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A new Work and Health Programme that aims to help residents in the borough of Croydon secure sustained employment and benefit from the social and economic benefits of work, has launched in south London.

The Work and Health Programme – Better Working Futures – focuses on helping people with disabilities or health conditions, the long-term unemployed and other local priority groups into jobs.

Residents will be offered one to one advice and support from a case worker to help them overcome what for some, are complex barriers to employment.

The support delivered by Reed in Partnership, who were appointed to deliver the programme in Croydon and the other four south London boroughs, will be integrated with existing local services offered by the councils both individually and alongside other local partners.

“This will ensure local expertise is drawn upon when helping with matters such as basic skills, training, health, housing and English for speakers of other languages” a council spokeswoman explained..

The £14m programme is being delivered in Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Sutton by Reed in Partnership, after the budget was devolved for the first time from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to develop, procure and deliver localised versions of the programme until 2023.

The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund and the devolution deal has allowed all five boroughs to commission a service provider that best meets the needs of their residents.

Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed, Croydon council’s cabinet member for economy and jobs, commented: “The launch of this programme is fantastic news for Croydon residents who are currently not working.

“The personalised support they will receive will be crucial in aiding their return to the world of work and securing sustainable employment.”

Sarah Newton, minister of state for disabled people, health and work, said: “Everyone should be able to go as far as their talents can take them at work, and we are determined to provide extra tailored support to those who need it.

“The Work and Health Programme plays a key role in our ambitious plan to help one million more disabled people and people with health conditions into work over the next decade.

“Working together with our local partners we can help ensure everyone has the chance of reaching their full potential.”

For more information about the Work and Health Programme – Better Working Futures visit http://www.BWFsouthlondon.co.uk  Source: Croydon council press release)

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If you’re planning a street party here’s how – and, just as important WHEN – to get your application in with our new quick and easy form.
 
If you are thinking about holding a Street Party this year then here is all the information you’ll need. Street Parties are a great way to meet your neighbours and Event Lambeth’s easy new guidance and application form should make it easier to book up than ever before.

Application dates

BOLD Please note that all application dates are at least one month before your party.

If the date for your party is between:

1 April –  30 April the last date for applications is 1 March
1 May – 31  May the last date for applications is 4 April
1 June – 31 August the last date for applications is 1 May
1 Sept – 30 Nov the last date for applications is 1 August
1 Dec – 30 March the last date for applications is 1 November

Apply online

We had a lot of feedback last year that our application process was a bit cumbersome so we have created a new website page with all the information you need and link to other sites that will help you plan a safe and fun day. But most importantly we have created a new online application form specifically for Street Parties.

Extended deadline – Royal Wedding Street parties

We’ve extended the deadline for May street parties because of the announcement of the Royal Wedding in May. The deadline for May street parties is now 4 April to give you a bit more planning time.

Costs and no costs

Lambeth council continues to support our local communities and the council does not charge any costs for your street party. There is a hire fee for the road signs and barriers as this service is provided by an external company.

Party or event? – ask us for advice

Street parties are small local gatherings with no commercial activity and take place between 10am and 8pm. If you wish to add additional activity to your street party we will work with you on this but it would be considered a ‘Street Event’ and could incur costs.  LambethEvents team manage street events and you can email events@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 020 7926 6207

For an online application form for your street party please go to lambeth.gov Love Lambeth website. (Source: Lambeth council’s Love Lambeth website)

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