Making Information Accessible

Creating literature that most people can understand is beneficial for businesses of all kinds. If information you provide is understood by everyone it becomes more effective in its intended purpose. Or, if the information you communicate is accessible it reaches out to a much larger audience.  This resource has been developed by PADD  to help employers do just that.

PADD (People’s Awareness of Disability Discrimination) was formed in 2015 by young people on the Big Lottery funded project Talent Match Humber. The motivation for forming the group came from the experience members had whilst trying to get a job. As a group of participants and learning differences, they found they were coming up against similar obstacles when looking for work that were very much out of their control. To overcome these challenges PADD have recognised that more needs to be done to support employers when hiring a person with a disability.

Making Information Accessible PADD

The effectiveness of supported employment

PADD (People’s Awareness of Disability Discrimination) was formed in 2015 by young people on the Big Lottery funded project Talent Match Humber. The motivation for forming the group came from the experience members had whilst trying to get a job. As a group of participants and learning differences, they found they were coming up against similar obstacles when looking for work that were very much out of their control. To overcome these challenges PADD have recognised that more needs to be done to support employers when hiring a person with a disability.

PADD were very keen to evidence that the supported employment model is an effective way of reducing the disability employment gap. To do this they worked alongside the Centre for Regional and Economic Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University to conduct social research into the effectiveness of supported employment. They were trained as peer researchers by research fellows at CRESR to enable them to conduct their own interviews. They analysed the data and presented it in the format of a comic so that is was accessible, informative and inviting to employers. The research shows how simple adjustments can made to the work environment and why doing this not only helps reduce the disability employment gap but is also very beneficial to business.

MOBY – Making Our Business Yours

Local Government Association – Interactive Data Tools

The Local Government Association have created a series of tools to access and interrogate comparative information about local areas. This includes interactive thematic reports on care and health along with small area reports focused on smaller localities such as wards, these reports support comparison and analysis within local areas. the tools can be access from the following link:

Local Government Association – Interactive Data Tools

Skills Gap Reports

Hull College commissioned a series of Skills Gap Reports as part of the original Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) project in 2015, copies of the reports covering seven key sectors are available below. The new SSW project will be revisiting these sector reports as part of the current programme.

2015 Skills Gap Report Chemicals

2015 Skills Gap Report Con Eng & Man Skills

2015 Skills GAP Report Creative Digital and Tourism

2015 Skills GAP Report Food and Agri

2015 Skills GAP Report Health and Social Care

2015 Skills GAP Report Ports and Logistics

2015 Skills Gap Report Renewables

EU Funded Employment & Skills Support in the Humber

The Humber LEP and Humber Learning Consortium have pulled together a document which summarises all the EU Funded Employment and Skills Support that is offered in the Humber.  This document builds on the success of the EU Funded Business Support Handbook that was published earlier this year.   The document includes information on the programmes that are being delivered in the Humber through the Humber ESIF Programme as well as those of our neighbouring LEPs.  It also includes other non-EU funded programmes which are of relevance.  The document is available on the LEP website here.

Humber Summer Schools Conference

The Humber Summer Schools Conference showcased the latest developments and the range of support available to young people within the education and skills arena locally and nationally.  It focussed on the career landscape, apprenticeship reforms and the economic changes brought about by the emerging sectors, including renewables. Details from conference can be found here:

http://www.humberlep.org/event/humber-summer-schools-conference/

Labour Market Information for Industry Sectors

The Humber LEP as part of the Humber Employment and Skills Strategy has commissioned the development of a range of Labour Market Information resources based on key sector areas within the Humber Sub Region. These key sectors are those that present the greatest potential for economic growth.

To access the resources click here

Disability Confident and ‘This Ability’   

For support and assistance when recruiting for new staff, or to aide with existing staff, the Humber LEP this-abilityare supporting the Humber ‘This Ability’ campaign, led by the partnership of Humber Learning Consortium (Talent Match Humber) and DWP.

More information about the campaign can be found here

To learn more about becoming a Disability Confident employer click here

 

 

50 + Working Group

The LEP is committed to ensuring that residents aged 50 plus have the opportunity to contribute to the local economy. Aligned with the government’s Fuller Working Lives agenda, the LEP has ensured that ESF investments target this key group of people.  Employers often report that this age group has excellent employability skills, which combined with experience, can drive business growth.  Employers are encouraged to retain, retrain and recruit older workers.  To find out more about 50+ Working Group please contact the LEP Skills Team.

To find out more about the government’s campaign click here

In November 2015 businesses, recruiters and HR managers 50+ conference -discussion and ideas workshop from across the Humber region came together to discuss and look at solutions to make sure the Humber addresses an inevitable skills gap. We shared information and looked for solutions on how to retain, retrain and recruit the over-50s.

 

 

National Apprenticeship Data

The Education and Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have published a data library on Apprenticeships. The documents can be viewed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships

If you have a resource you wish to share, please email p.harrison@humberlep.org