Minutes of the London West LLDD Practitioners Group Meeting
12th June 2009
Neil Roberts Learning and Skills Council
Susan Underhill SLLP
Charmaine Bryan SLLP
Sue Slynn Ealing Hammersmith and West London College
Afreda Ahmed Ealing Hammersmith and West London College
Linda Austin College of North West London
Marcia Sorrell-Smith Learning Curve
Alison Moore London Borough of Hillingdon
John Eighteen West London Lifelong Learning Network
Janette Turner Connexions
Diana Muallem LSIS
Simon Agra Brent Mencap
Nafsika Atta Connexions
Colin Brummage HAFAD
Sean Buckley Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Education
Jill Collins Jobcentre Plus
Linda Gooch LSC
Carol Massie Chiswick Adult education
Margaret Mosses Uxbridge College
Meng Pocock London Borough of Hillingdon
Helen Richards Stanmore College
Chris Spencer London Borough of Hillingdon
Neil Roberts chaired the meeting and welcomed everyone.
2. Previous Minutes and matters arising
Action - Neil to add Alison Moore to the e-bulletin list.
Skills for jobs and employability project are for people 19+. Normal 6 month notice
has been waived due to the economic climate.
Action – Approach Helen McNulty to present on 16-19 commission for the
Skills for Jobs update
Neil updated the group on Skills for Jobs. They are looking at the potential to put in
additional support for LLDD, but there are concerns that there is a huge number of
people that are excluded due to them not declaring that they have a disability.
HAFAD have put together recommendations of what could be done.
There is funding to cover all London west boroughs. This will include the capacity,
knowledge and support. HAFAD will work with the Skills for Jobs providers and the 6
boroughs. The providers and HAFAD will need to come up with recommendations for
how additional support can continue within the funding limit £60,000
Action – Proposal agreed for HAFAD will be circulated to the group by Neil.
2009/10 is a tight year – The LSC has difficulty with 16-19 capital projects and Train
Activities have been successful, and an increased number of young people have gone
on to apprenticeship programmes. This has gone over budget. It is unlikely that
there will be new starts on 16-19 learning, projects and apprenticeships.
They can fund current learners who started before the 1st April 2009.
There will be maximum contract value for any new starts. Providers will need to work
within their maximum contract value. Providers cannot go over the budget for
2009/10. If providers do not perform they could lose the funding.
2010/2011 and 2011/12 will be more difficult for funding.
Train 2 Gain – the uplift of 4.5% has been reduced to 1.5% due to Train 2 Gain
being recognised as a programme.
3. Recycling Assistants at EHWLC and their job coaches
Alfreda Ahmed, EHWLC
EHWLC have employed four recycling assistants at all the main sites along with their
job coaches. The recycling assistants introduced themselves and explained their role.
Recycling assistants go around once a week to all the offices to recycle any products
in the estate office. They break up the cardboard and put paper in the recycling bins.
However the problem is that not all offices have the green boxes.
Assistants introduce themselves and ask staff if they have anything recycling. They
also recycle plastic and next term are thinking about recycling clothing to sell. This is
two hours of paid work a week. The Assistants did three years on the supportive
employment course. It is preparation for life as it is a transition to employment
course. Thirty two learners are on each course.
4. Foundation Learning Tier
Diana Muallem lSIS
Diana presented on the foundation learning tier.
5. Update of WBL Tasters Project
Charmaine Brya,n SLLP
Charmaine presented on the WBL Tasters Project that SLLP are managing for the
LSC in London South.
Charmaine informed the group that following on from the GetPaid project a guide
has been produced to inform parents/carers the routes into work based learning for
young people with LLDD.
If anyone is interested for further information or to attain free copies of the guide
please contact SLLP on 0208 649 6421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. London West Works Update
Susan Underhill, SLLP
Susan gave an update on London West Works.
Neil said the group need to think about how group should be taken forward: terms of
reference, ownership, composition of who attends the meeting and getting more
stakeholders. Agendas could be on joint working, partnership and commissioning
going forward. Opportunities for funding for LLDD, the network will be in a stronger
position to bid for funding.
Action - an item on the role, purpose, Terms of reference, composition of
the group and ownership of the group for the next meeting.
Date of Next Meeting:
9th October 2009