Community safety and social inclusion scrutiny commission
The commission decided to do this review to understand the provision and support available for older women and men to remain in and return to employment, in a rapidly changing job market.
The purpose of the review is to find out about the pre-employment and adult learning support available in the borough for over 50s, older women returning to employment and to consider the impact of zero hours contract on local employment. This review will consider how the Council can influence and encourage local employers to pay the London living wage and recognise the benefits of flexible working arrangements. We will seek to establish if the support need is additional resources or a requirement to change the use of current resources to support this group. Barriers to employment for the over 50s review
On 24 November we hosted a debate with leading social policy experts Bill Kerry and Graeme Cooke, and Alison Garnham, to discuss the impact of inequality in Hackney on employment, poverty and community cohesion. The aim of this event was to enable the Council to host a borough wide dialogue with all Councillors, local stakeholders and residents about inequalities and how to harness the positive effects of regeneration. Find out more and view the presentations.
About the commission
This commission considers issues relating to crime, community safety, economic regeneration and social inclusion. The commission also has statutory powers to oversee the Safer Cleaner Partnership Board of Team Hackney).
You can view the commission's full work programme for the year on the agenda for each its meetings.
Commission details: membership, meetings, and contacts.
In the last year the commission carried out its statutory role of scrutinising the community safety partnership by looking at these issues:
- Update on Business Support and Advice - March 2014
- Update on the implementation of the local policing model - February 14
- Update on the use of Tasers - Dec 13
- Update on Noise and Anti Social Behaviour Service - September 2013 and November 2013
- Update on Community Safety Plan and Partnership working - November 2013
- Update on Domestic Violence Service Structure and Serious Case reviews - November 2013
- Update on the Identification of Gypsy and Traveller Sites - October 2013
- We hear quarterly updates on the Impact of Welfare Reform and Housing Benefit
- We hear quarterly reviews of the MET Police Stop and Search monitoring reports for Hackney
Page updated: 24 Dec 2014