I am really looking forward to the Conservative Party Conference next week. We are discussing the opportunities we see in the proposed Welfare Reform Bill to make a real difference to unemployed people and the communities they live in.
In my last post (see below) I highlighted the need to make sure that communities are at the heart of Welfare Reform and The Work Programme. In the fringe session we will be looking at how communities could develop “stepping stone jobs” that make a real and practical difference to local unemployed people and provide a real boost to the local community – making sure that the jobs that need doing in local communities get done.
If you are attending the conference I hope that you can join us…..
Wednesday 6th October, 12.30 start, at the ICC Media Suite B – “Struggling with the System: How should benefits combat poverty”