Change for Families Seminar – report

As families gravitate to the centre of Government attempts to end worklessness, this seminar considered key themes of engagement, the importance of partnership and successful ways of moving families out of poverty.

Hosted by Take three days and Capacity we heard about three key areas:

Margaret Lochrie from Capacity spoke about the success of their Wishes programme in reaching families and helping them to meet their own aspirations, through supported access to learning.She emphasised the importance of supporting resilience. Margaret also outlined our new joint project under the banner Change for Families. – more on this soon.

Anna Robinson from A4e and Bree Oliver-Moss from Gill Strachan Ltd outlined the Families with Multiple problems tender and the new approach from Families Unlimited to support those families. Families Unlimited are looking to partner with primes to deliver these services

Amanda Lee from London Borough of Islington spoke about Islington Working for Parents, their exemplar project to support parents become work ready. she also spoke about Community Budgets; under which the government remove targets and ringfencing and asks the local authorities to develop their own solution and so deliver better outcomes.


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