It was recently announced that long-term unemployed disabled people will have access to a dedicated key worker to help them find sustainable employment. Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, said that the new £40 million funding is expected to help 10,000 people nationwide.
Here at the Growth Company, we’re proud of the difference our Digital 1000 initiative will make to the lives of older residents across the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester. One of the headline statements set out by the Mayor is to ‘create opportunities to maximise skills and experience of older workers’ – and Digital 1000 will help us to do just that.
Here at Challenge 4 Change, part of the Growth Company, we have people from all walks of life come through our doors on a daily basis – from groups of employees who want to work better as a team, to school children who are simply there for the fun. But perhaps one of the most important groups of people who we work with are vulnerable people who have either committed crime, or are at serious risk of doing so.
Back in June, we launched Digital 1000 with our partners – an initiative which aims to engage and support 1000 Greater Manchester residents to become digitally included over the next 12 months.
The world of commissioning is changing. Not only are you being asked to create an innovative product to support people back into work or into improved health, but commissioners now want to know how you can embed social value into your contract.