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Citizen-Led Engagement Programme

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This year we are once again inviting community groups to apply for grant funding to facilitate their own community-led research projects, in collaboration with the Greater London Authority (GLA).

The Mayor’s Community Engagement team launched the Citizen-Led Engagement Programme in 2017/18 to begin to address inequalities. The programme commissioned six community-based projects and delivered a tailored learning programme.

The Mayor is committed to making the capital a city for all Londoners, where every community can thrive. He is committed to making London fairer and more inclusive, and to encouraging active citizenship. 

This will only be possible in collaboration with London’s communities. We know there are some communities in London that have not historically engaged with City Hall and this has led to a gap in the GLA’s insight and relationships with these communities.

The aim of the programme is to: 

  • strengthen connections and engagement with communities whose voice and influence on public policy is under-represented
  • improve insights into communities who do not currently have a voice in City Hall
  • identify and develop community leaders within community groups and support capacity building within these groups
  • generate valuable insight to inform policy and practice in City Hall
  • build on the learnings from the pilot round of the Citizen-Led Programme, as a way of engaging communities and groups in the work of the GLA

More Information available here-

Administration and Communications Officer

Source By: Volunteer Centre Hackney

Responsible to: Head of Volunteering

Salary: £21,000 pro rata

Hours: 15 hours a week (2 days but can be taken flexibly)

Contract duration: Maternity cover from mid-March to September 2019, with possibility of extension to December 2019

Click here for the Job Description- Job_Description_Administration_and_Communications_Officer_Jan_2019.doc

Click here for the application form- JOB_APPLICATION_Form_Administration_and_Communications_Officer_Jan_2019.doc

Evaluation of sexual health and contraceptive services in Primary care

Source By: Public Health

The public health commissioners for Hackney and City have commissioned PHAST , a not for profit organisation to evaluate sexual health services in primary care.



Please circulate the following to your networks or client groups. The Survey closes on 11th February 17:00 hours 




The link to  the survey is


Event invitation to ‘Spending Review 2019 – threats and opportunities for London’s voluntary sector’

Source By: London Councils

When: Wednesday 20 February 2019 09:00 - 12:45

Where: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH


London Funders and London Councils would like to invite you to an event in central London to discuss the threats and opportunities posed to London’s voluntary sector by the Government’s Spending Review 2019.


The Government has announced a major Spending Review which will set the overall amount of money it spends on public services for the next five years. It is expected to come into effect from the Budget in November 2019.


The run up to the review presents a major opportunity to influence the Government’s thinking on the funding of local services provided by the statutory and voluntary sector in London.


London Funders and London Councils would like to engage the voluntary sector across London to:

  • Raise awareness of the Spending Review and its importance to London and Londoners
  • Develop a coalition between the voluntary sector and boroughs to influence the Review.
  • Share ideas on how we best work together to meet Londoners needs.

We would very much like your organisation to attend.

Please register your interest in attending the event at

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences, Disability and Social Inclusion seminar

Source By: City University of London

Thursday, February 21st, 2019, 1pm–2.15pm


A Better WCA is Possible: How to reform the Work Capability Assessment


Venue: Room C312, Tait Building, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB (entrance through main Northampton Square University Building)


To book a place please email Doria Pilling:


Speaker: Ben Baumberg Geiger, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Kent.


The Work Capability Assessment has been such a failure that some people seem to have abandoned hope that a better WCA is possible. The cause of WCA reform has not been helped by the absence of concrete, deliverable proposals for replacing it. Yet it is possible to create an assessment that more accurately assesses people’s capacity for work, using best practice from other countries and adapting them to suit the UK. This talk sets out how such a new assessment works, producing transparent and fair decisions based on the real demands of work in Britain.


Ben has worked extensively on issues around disability and the benefits system, including regular conversations with disabled people’s organisations, disability and social welfare charities, official bodies such as Select Committees, The National Audit Office and the Office for Budget Responsibility, and has had a short period on secondment at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)hh. He wrote the 2018 Demos report A Better WCA is possible




Baumberg Geiger, B. (2018) A Better WCA is Possible, Demos. Available at:



Other publications by Ben Baumberg Geiger can be found at: 


Please let us know if you have any special requirements


Directions to the venue at: 

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