As the dust settles on the election result, the priorities for the next Parliament are becoming clear.
IntoWork 2017 will be the first big opportunity to hear first hand what the future may hold; and to learn how local commissioners, providers and the wider sector are gearing up to meet them. With new lines being drawn on employment, skills and welfare reform, at the Convention this year we will be sharing insights and practice on work and health, apprenticeships, devolution and social justice.
We’ll hear from the new Director of the Work and Health Unit and Combined Authorities, industry leaders and sector bodies. We’ll be discussing and debating the government’s plans for a major retraining programme; their proposed reforms of the Apprenticeship Levy; the future of Jobcentre Plus and the Dynamic Purchasing System; and of course the Work and Health Programme, Universal Credit and welfare reform. Transforming lives in changing times. For anyone who wants to play a leading role in changing lives in the next five years, this event can’t be missed.
This Year’s Convention
The theme for this year’s Convention is ‘Transforming Lives in Changing Times’. We’ll be addressing head-on how we respond to the changing funding and delivery landscape we face, but also focusing on what we need to do to achieve the step change in employment opportunity, skills, social justice and growth that we want to see.
The Convention delivers four key themes:
1. Work, Health and Disability
How we can improve the employment prospects of disabled people, the roles of the Work and Health Programme, transforming how services work together acres health, employment and local government, what is working and how we do more.
2.Apprenticeships and skills
Growth in apprenticeships and reforms to technical education should create opportunities for the sector and the people we work with. We’ll explore how to nurture successful partnerships with employers, skills and employment support providers to increase and improve access to high quality training, apprenticeships and traineeships.
We will bring together Combined Authorities, local and national government and those delivering services to share practice, learn what is working, and discuss the next steps for devolution.
4. Social Justice
The Convention will share insights on how to ensure everyone can share in prosperity. This will include looking at the rollout of Universal Credit, delivery of Troubled Families and other local services.
Benefits of attending
Hear from politicians, senior professionals and top leaders from public, private and third sector organisations
Learn what is working and how it is being funded from a range of practitioners and areaseep up to date and informed about the latest developments and innovations in policy and delivery
Be part of the debate on the future of devolution, service integration and support
Network with individuals and organisations across sectors
Who should attend?
Do you help people find work, keep work and progress in work? Are you dedicated to integrating services for improving employability and reducing worklessness? Do you want to create robust and sustainable policies? Are you in local or national government, charities, third sector and work in or with organisations across sectors including health, skills, and justice? This Convention is for you!
Have your say on…
What works? What is the evidence for that? What are the practical lessons?
How do we spread this good practice to make a sustained difference?
How can different sectors, groups and localities work better together?