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Nov

13

Thursday

Fit for Purpose: reforming employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions

1.00pm

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Speaker: Tony Wilson, Policy Director at the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion

Working with a number of partner organisations, the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion has recently concluded an in-depth study into how we can develop a comprehensive and integrated employment support framework. This will ensure that disabled people and those with health conditions are able to access the right support at the right time, in order to prepare for, and ultimately find work. This seminar will review the project's findings on 'what works' in supporting disabled people and those with health conditions, and encourage debate around the design and delivery of employment support.

Tony Wilson joined the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion in October 2011. He has nearly 15 years' experience of policy development, research, project management and delivery. He leads Inclusion's policy work, including recent work on low pay and progression, and has particular expertise in the design and delivery of employment and skills programmes, youth employment and welfare reform.

Until 2011, Tony was head of employment policy and delivery at HM Treasury, advising on labour market trends, delivery of welfare to work programmes and benefit reform. Prior to this he was responsible for the design and delivery of a number of Department for Work and Pensions employment projects, including the development and introduction of the Future Jobs Fund.  He was also part of David Freud's review team in his independent review of welfare to work, published in 2007, for which he provided expert policy advice.

He has given expert evidence to Select Committee inquiries into Universal Credit, the Work Programme and the future of Jobcentre Plus. He also regularly comments on welfare reform and the labour market for broadcast media.

Please reserve a place by contacting Doria Pilling: d.s.pilling@city.ac.uk


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1.00pm - 2.15pmThursday 13th November 2014

AG08 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom