At an event this morning, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched new measures to help people navigate the cost-of-living crisis and secure good work. This includes a £2.06m investment to coordinate skills, careers and employment support to help Londoners out of poverty.

Connecting people with opportunity

Recognising the financial pressures that so many currently face, the No Wrong Door programme will connect people with local skills and employment provision.

Some £1.38m of the funding is being invested in Integration Hubs across the capital, which will directly support those Londoners identified as needing it most: in particular, refugees, women, disabled Londoners, Londoners aged over 50, and young Londoners.

The UK Community Renewal Fund – a government programme, managed by the Greater London Authority (GLA), that invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment – provided £500,000 for No Wrong Door.

The programme is being delivered in partnership with London boroughs, London Councils, and Jobcentre Plus. Bringing our deep expertise in community research and social innovation, The Young Foundation is proud to be the research and innovation partner of the GLA, working in partnership with services and the community to understand their needs and to shape innovative approaches to ensure more Londoners are connected to the right type of support at the right time. 

‘Unlocking creativity’

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said:  “Many Londoners are struggling as the cost-of-living continues to rise. There are huge inequalities in the labour market, and not enough Londoners have the skills they need to get into good jobs or progress and earn more in their current roles. 

“I’m determined to do all I can to ensure that everyone, especially those who need the most support, can access the skills and job training they need to progress in this city.” 

The Young Foundation’s Director of Innovation and Practice, Dan Farag, concludes: “London has one of the most diverse populations in the world, and only by working alongside communities can we unlock the latent creativity and energy that will accelerate social and economic growth in the years to come.  

We’re proud to be working alongside the GLA and employment and skills providers to put people and communities at heart of how the system evolves.” 

Community Community needs & priorities Economic precarity Education & Employment Families & Youth Inequality Innovation and Investment Local economies Local government & public services Systems change Posted on: 15 July 2022

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