Welfare to Work
23 Feb 2010
A Watershed in Welfare. Held in central London

This conference advised local authorities, jobcentres, social enterprises and public bodies on the likely direction of government policy in this area and shared best practice around the contracting and delivery of welfare to work.

Programme
10:15
Sarah Hakeney, Joint Managing Director, CFE
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:20
Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive, ACEVO
Sub-contracting to local voluntary and public sector organisations - issues and challenges

10:40
Breege Burke, Managing Director, Working Links
Bidding for and creating opportunities from the European Social Fund

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:45
Stephen Evans, Director of Employment and Skills, London Development Agency
Redefining labour market investment: achieving more and better with less

12:05
Stephen Lilley, North West Regional Director, National Apprenticeships Service
Using Apprenticeships as a vehicle to re-enter the workforce

12:25
Lord Freud, Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform
Keynote address - what reforms would a Conservative government bring to the welfare market?

12:40
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch and networking
14:00
Stella Okeahialam, Head of Skills Development, London Development Agency
Tailoring support to individual needs through the Personalised Employment Programme

14:20
Fran Parry, Director of Employment and Skills, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion
Panel discussion - Promoting customer care

14:30
Amanda McIntyre, Director, Employment Related Services Association
Panel discussion - Promoting customer care

14:40
Panel discussion: Questions and discussion
Fran Parry, Director of Employment & Skills, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion Amanda McIntyre, Director, Employment Related Services Association

15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar: Employment retention and progression - reversing the ‘low pay, no pay’ cycle
Sarah Hakeney, Joint Managing Director, CFE