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1 FINANCIAL INCLUSION John OBrien Chief Executive London Councils

2 2 London Councils A Cross Party membership organisation All 33 London local authorities, MPA and LFEPA Politically led and supported by a range of professional and managerial networks

3 3 London Councils - Main functions An advocate/ lobbyist on behalf of London local government and Londoners -communications -policy -making cases A provider of high quality services to Londoners and London organisations on behalf of boroughs - concessionary fares - grants to voluntary organisations - community services A catalyst for collaboration to drive improvements and efficiency – Capital Ambition - people, practice and know-how - shared approaches to delivery - futures work

4 4 London Councils – Some examples of our work Advocate Primary School Places Manifesto for Londoners Service Provider Freedom Pass Parking and Traffic Appeals Service Capital Ambition E-Auctions Efficiency Challenge

5 5 FINANCIAL INCLUSION Access to financial products Banking Credit Insurance and Savings Raising levels of personal financial capability

6 6 London Councils Input Young People Worklessness Child Poverty Pensioner Poverty

7 7 LONDON DWP CHAMPIONS Toynbee Hall London Councils Community Links at Newham Blackfriars Advice Centre at Southwark CAB at Hammersmith and Fulham

8 8 Local Authority Toolkit Prepared by LA sub-group of the DWP Financial Inclusion Champions On London Councils website To be developed to suit the needs of London Boroughs

9 9 Public Service Agreement 16 Specific aim: a home and a job Specified groups of vulnerable adults: Care leavers Users of secondary mental health services People with moderate/severe learning difficulties Offenders under probation supervision

10 10 RESPONDING TO RECESSION An innovation and good practice guide London Councils and Capital Ambition The London Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership


12 12 Local Economic Assessments Mandatory from April 2010 Economic Inclusion theme A place for Financial Inclusion?

13 13 LONDON COUNCILS A membership organisation A fair deal for Londons 33 Councils Support for good practice

14 14 WAY FORWARD FOR LONDON Q and A on Way Forward at 3.15pm today Suggestions on Evaluation Forms today Look at the Local Authority Toolkit on our website Consider a Practitioners Group for London Consult the London DWP Financial Inclusion Champions Contact List for the Champions is in your pack)

15 15 2007 Beacon Local Authorities for Financial Inclusion Conference: Promoting Financial Inclusion and Tackling Over-Indebtedness Held at Novotel London, St Pancras on 19 January 2010 Funded by Department of Work and Pensions Key Note Speaker John OBrien Chief Executive London Councils 59 1/2 Southwark Street London SE1 0AL

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