Council and DWP commit to supporting local community

Council News
10:40, Friday, 26th March 2021

North Lincolnshire Council and the Department for Work and Pensions in North Lincolnshire have issued a joint statement committing to working together in order to make the area the best place to live work, visit and invest.

The statement reflects the joint aspiration to create a skilled workforce ready for the renewal plans that will transform the town centre through the Towns Fund and other major development initiatives such as the Humber Freeport.

The Council and the DWP have delivered many successful employment and skills programmes together recently, and will continue to do so despite the challenges of the current coronavirus situation.

The statement says:
“North Lincolnshire Council and DWP are working collaboratively on projects which identify gaps, look at solutions and put relevant projects into place.”

Joint commitment include:
• Using data and intelligence to deliver employment support programmes
• Supporting young people through the North Lincolnshire Youth Hub
• Investing in Work Coaches
• Working with the Local Enterprise Partnership and employers to develop skills
• Maximising the effect of the Sector-based Work Academy Programme and Kickstart scheme
• Supporting those at risk of redundancy
• Ensuring new investment in the area to increase opportunities for local residents.

It goes on to pledge that every citizen who can work should have the opportunity to work and gain the skills required for the changing employment market.

Jo Corney, service leader for North East Yorkshire & the Humber Jobcentres, said:

“We are proud to be joining a partnership with North Lincolnshire Council to deliver employment support based on local community need, we can deliver the tailored support that will help our citizens and their families but collectively, this will help the whole of North Lincolnshire to prosper.

“This has been a challenging time for many people in North Lincolnshire but with the roll-out of the vaccine, hope is here to help people back into work, supporting jobseekers to get the skills they need for new sectors.”

You can read the statement in full on the Jobs & Regeneration section of our website.