Presentation on theme: "Liz Catterson Learning disability Coordinator. Why do we need a Framework? Record levels of employment Massive levels of investment BUT Clusters."— Presentation transcript:
Why do we need a Framework? Record levels of employment Massive levels of investment BUT Clusters of worklessness High levels of incapacity – “economic inactivity” Young people (NEET) a priority
Why do we need a Framework? Growing the Economy 80% employment rate aspiration Demographic challenges Support employers Social justice strategy “Closing the Opportunity Gap” – employment key Job opportunities in health service, regeneration programmes 66,000 off benefits by 2010
“Employability” “The combination of factors and processes which enable people to progress towards and get into employment, to stay in employment and to move on in the workplace”
What the Framework will do A Framework for all of Scotland: but initially concentrate on 7 priority areas: West of Scotland and City of Dundee Coheres with Cities Strategy (DWP) Support local areas to map and improve employability interventions to support people into work “Working together” is at the heart of the Framework
“Employability” Responsibilities: Scottish Executive Health and Social Care Education and training Economic and Community Regeneration Public Sector employment and procurement Also Childcare Community Justice Housing and Homelessness
UK Government responsibilities Welfare to Work – benefits and job search Disability Pathways to Work rollout DWP Cities Strategy: Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh
Why - the current situation SS ignificant resources already available to help people into work SS ervices not geared to meet individual needs HH igh level of vacancies in Scotland LL arge number of people who want to work
How - Local Partnerships Membership – key funders Local government Jobcentre Plus (benefits and job search) Enterprise agency Health Board The questions about local delivery Action Plans for 2006-2010 (with NEET) Funding £5.6m – to change the delivery
National Partnership Leadership and support The Board – overarching responsibility for Workforce Plus National Delivery Group and associated structures Stakeholder Engagement Forum Workforce Plus team – support and focus on learning disabilities and mental health
Future Challenges Partnership Working at all Levels across departments in the Executive; and other departments: making funding a help rather than a barrier Individual client groups within a generic framework Turning concepts into reality – maintaining and improving performance Helping local arrangements – all at different stages of development
SHORT LIFE WORKING GROUPS STRATEGIC TASK GROUPS ON -LEARNINGDISABILITIES -MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKS LEARNING MENTAL DISABILITIES HEALTH CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP (Cabinet Delivery Group) Workforce Plus Partnership Structure NATIONAL WORKFORCE PLUS PARTNERSHIP BOARD STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT NATIONAL DELIVERY GROUP FORUMS (the 8 priority areas) ____________ 4 Task Groups (short-term) Benefit Changes Tracking systems Common Assessment Procurement
Learning Disability Strategic Task Group- role and remit Set the priorities for the development of employment and learning disabilities in the context of “Working for a Change?” and Workforce Plus. Monitor the awareness and visibility of people with learning disabilities within the development of Workforce Plus plans. To explore opportunities and offer solutions which lead to the strategic direction of the development for people with learning disabilities in Workforce Plus.
Learning Disability Strategic Task Group –role and remit To promote good practice in the plans in relation to people with learning disabilities and employment, including good practice in financial management. To offer advise in the development of appropriate staff training and development in recognising their role and competences in assisting people with learning disabilities through the employment process. To influence other aspects of service redesign in order to ensure that employment for people with learning disabilities are included in all services including single shared assessments, service reviews etc.
Learning Disability Implementation Network- role and remit Sharing and developing best practice across the local Closing the Opportunity Gap areas for people with learning disabilities. Ensuring that comprehensive stats are gathered on people with learning disabilities as part of the Disability Equality impact assessment. Understanding and connecting the policy context for partners in relation to people with learning disabilities. Identifying the needs and provision at a local level by connecting with the Learning Disability sector. Developing interventions and services which meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.