Britain’s leading trade unionist has given his backing to the work being done by local regeneration organisation Team Leyton, which manages Leyton ward’s Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder and its Neighbourhood Renewal Fund – and on whose board I sit as the Leyton ward ‘Community Champion’ for Jobs.
Earlier today, I met Brendan Barber, head of the 6.4 million strong Trades Union Congress, to discuss projects being developed by Team Leyton to create new jobs and improve local people’s skills in the build up to the 2012 Olympics Games. Continue reading “TUC Chief welcomes work of Team Leyton”
Cherie Blair visited Leyton this month. She went to the Beaumont Estate where she met many representatives from the local community. Here, Cherie receives flowers from Abigail, nine, Leah, eight, Benjamin, four, and Jemima, one.
Continue reading “Cherie Blair visits the Beaumont Estate”
Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. In April 2002, it replaced the Employment Service, which ran Jobcentres, and those parts of the Benefits Agency which provided services to people of working age through social security offices. (By ‘working age’ it means people between the ages of 18 and 65.)
The Jobcentre Plus network is made up of Jobcentre Plus offices, Jobcentres and social security offices. Jobcentre Plus aims to help:
• more people into paid work
• employers fill their vacancies, and
• give people of working age the help and support which they are entitled to if they cannot work. For more information about Job Centre Plus’ services click here Continue reading “Job Centre Plus in Waltham Forest”
I am proud to know Diane Abbott MP – the first Black woman to enter the House of Commons. She is an inspiration to me and many other Black women living in Britain. Dianne entered parliament in 1987 and represents the constituency of Hackney North.
Jennette Arnold AM is the London Assemby Member for the London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest. She is also the Chair of the London Health Commission, a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority and Mayor Ken Livingstone’s chief Cultural Advisor.