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”
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”