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Welcome Marches LEP - Wider Group Event EU Structural and Investment Fund Growth Programme Social Inclusion. Wednesday 17 th September 2014 Craven Arms Community Centre. Introduction. Welcome and Overview Housekeeping Background. Today’s Agenda.
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Wednesday 17th September 2014
Craven Arms Community Centre
Graham Wynn (OBE) – Chair [Chairman of TTC Group]
Cllr. Keith Barrow - Leader of Shropshire County Council
Cllr. Kuldip Sahota – Leader of TWC
Bill Jackson – Chairman of the LEP Enterprise Zone, Skylon Park
Cllr. Tony Johnson – Leader of Herefordshire CC
Paul Hinkins – Chief Executive, Business Safeguarding
TBC – Chair of Herefordshire Business Board
Mandy Thorn – Chair of Shropshire Business Board
Prof. Ian Oakes – Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Enterprise, University of Wolverhampton
David Llewellyn – Vice Chancellor, Harper Adams University
Peter Roach – Chief Executive, BVT
Small team of Officers, drawing on support from the three LA’s in terms of staff time.
Five Key Strategic Priorities
Board Champion for each.
Social inclusion – Peter Roach.
There are a number of Boards and Working Groups which are engaged in the work of turning the ESIF Strategy into a series of bids and then delivery of results; amongst these is:
The Social Inclusion Mini Group.
These periodic Stakeholder Events are an important part of the work of that Mini Group and the input from the Voluntary Sector and Social Enterprises is crucial if we are going to make a real difference in The Marches, responding to the needs of hard-to-reach groups.
Using your knowledge, expertise and experience, share with us how you engage with and maintain engagement with socially excluded groups.
Each table as a priority group from the ESIF Strategy – you have 10 minutes per table. Use the post it notes, pens and paper to share your thoughts. Discuss with other delegates. You will have picked three tables when you signed in).
When completing this activity, please consider the following:
Claire Keetch: Issues to consider when thinking about working together, signposting or making referrals
Tereza Hayek: Shropshire Partnership for Advice and Advocacy
Lyn Brayne: Telford Crisis Network
George Kinnell: “Stepping Stones” – NCVO critique of the Work Programme
What 3 things can we do to work better together?
Common Barriers to Employment
People increasingly present with needs that can be complex and multi-faceted.
Who, in your area, could help people presenting with the following issues?
Think about your own organisation and any others you know about, whether present today or not.
How much do you know about the work of other agencies?
(Marches LEP Lead Officer for Social Inclusion)
Implications for Social Inclusion following EU and UK government discussions
Our current proposal – your views on the principles