A new employment strategy which aims to reduce inequality and raise living standards across Brent has been approved by Brent Council.
Brent Council’s first Employment, Skills and Enterprise Strategy was, say the council, developed in response to the challenges posed by recent economic conditions but also emphasises the significant opportunities arising from the potential for growth in in the borough.
The council describe it as a partnership strategy, with responsibility for delivery lying with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors and with “engagement and involvement of residents and communities as a central priority”. The council intends to take a strategic role, coordinating and facilitating activity across the range of partnerships involved and monitoring delivery.
Jon Lloyd Owen, Operational Director for Housing and Employment at Brent Council said: “A key part of this new strategy is making sure that the skills of local residents prepare them for employment in the local and London economy. Through this new strategy, we will work closely with our Brent partners to deliver this aim.”
Peta Caine, Director of Operations at Brent Housing Partnership said: “We are very pleased to support this strategy and are looking forward to working with the DWP, Brent Council and our asset management partner, Waites Living Space to ensure that Brent residents benefit from the opportunities created.”