ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES GAIN CITY AND GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS

Residents employed to work in a boutique shop in Croydon’s Whitgift Centre have been awarded retail qualifications to help them kick start their career. The 12 participants in All About Me, an innovative four-week employability programme for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties, have now all gained a level one City & Guilds retail qualification, … Continue reading ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES GAIN CITY AND GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS

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GROUNDBREAKING EMPLOYMENT ACADEMY FOR DISABLED WANNABE ENTREPRENEURS RETURNS

A course which helps disabled entrepreneurs launch their own businesses is calling for new recruits. The Self-Supported Employment Academy (SSEA) is now in its second year of giving two months’ coaching on everything from finance and marketing to business planning to adults with a range of disabilities, from autism to physical, sensory and mental health … Continue reading GROUNDBREAKING EMPLOYMENT ACADEMY FOR DISABLED WANNABE ENTREPRENEURS RETURNS

MORE LAMBETH BUSINESSES FINED AFTER SELLING KNIVES TO UNDER AGE GIRL ‘DECOY’ / BUDDING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GO TO MARKET

Two more businesses in Lambeth have been fined thousands of pounds after pleading guilty to selling knives to underage customers, following an investigation by Lambeth Trading Standards officers. The move follows similar cases where Lambeth trading standards officers, with the help of the Metropolitan Police, used an undercover volunteer test purchaser.* The girl was able … Continue reading MORE LAMBETH BUSINESSES FINED AFTER SELLING KNIVES TO UNDER AGE GIRL ‘DECOY’ / BUDDING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GO TO MARKET

LAMBETH CABINET MEMBER MEETING HEALTH CHIEFS TO DISCUSS LONDON LIVING WAGE

National Health Service chiefs in Lambeth are being asked to pay all staff the London Living Wage. Cllr Ed Davie, joint  cabinet member for health and adult social care, is to start meeting health chiefs next week to discuss the issue. Cllr Davie Tweeted: "Starting next week I'm meeting all the local NHS chiefs, Lambeth's … Continue reading LAMBETH CABINET MEMBER MEETING HEALTH CHIEFS TO DISCUSS LONDON LIVING WAGE

LAMBETH RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING COURSE

People on a partnership programme set up by Lambeth council to help local residents into public sector apprenticeships graduated on Friday. They received certificates from the council's joint deputy leader Cllr Jack Hopkins. Some have already applied for business admin apprenticeships at King’s College hospital and Lambeth council working within HR, IT, adult care services … Continue reading LAMBETH RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING COURSE

CROYDON COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE NAMED NEW LONDONER OF THE YEAR 2018

Chief executive of Croydon council Jo Negrini has been named New Londoner of the Year 2018 at the New London Awards (NLA). Jo was presented with the accolade for her role in transforming Croydon and her championship of equal rights. In particular she was commended for her approach to challenging perceptions of Croydon and 'speeding … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE NAMED NEW LONDONER OF THE YEAR 2018

CROYDON’S YOUTH GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON KNIFE CRIME….AS LAMBETH BUSINESSES ARE FINED FOR SELLING KNIVES TO 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL ‘DECOY’

Over 200 young people attended Croydon Youth Summit on Saturday to share their views on knife crime. The speakers included Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt, who praised Croydon for its partnership work in tackling youth violence, which he held up Met-wide as ‘good practice’. The young people aged 11-24 put their questions and concerns … Continue reading CROYDON’S YOUTH GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON KNIFE CRIME….AS LAMBETH BUSINESSES ARE FINED FOR SELLING KNIVES TO 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL ‘DECOY’

WORKERS CONDITIONS IN CONVENIENCE STORE LIKE ‘MODERN SLAVERY’ – JUDGE

A Southwark convenience store, caught employing illegal immigrant workers on six prior occasions, has finally lost its licence after a judge had described the allegations of illegal workers being employed in conditions as akin to modern slavery. When police and Southwark Trading Standards first visited the premises on 23 November 2016, a broom cupboard kitted out … Continue reading WORKERS CONDITIONS IN CONVENIENCE STORE LIKE ‘MODERN SLAVERY’ – JUDGE

EMPLOYERS INVITED TO GET ‘DISABILITY-SAVVY’

Employers across the borough of Croydon are being asked to sign up for a free training course this month about how to attract and keep staff with disabilities. Tickets are still available for the Disability Confident training event on Wednesday 25 July and Thursday 26 July at Croydon town hall, which will give up to … Continue reading EMPLOYERS INVITED TO GET ‘DISABILITY-SAVVY’

LEWISHAM: “WE’RE HELPING LOCAL BUSINESSES GROW”

Over 120 local businesses came to a practical workshop designed to help them win more public sector contracts in the borough, worth over £100 million every year. Meet the Buyer took place on 27 June at Goldsmiths, University of London in New Cross. The event showed businesses how to look for public sector contracts and … Continue reading LEWISHAM: “WE’RE HELPING LOCAL BUSINESSES GROW”