Better Work Conference
Better Work Conference: Innovative approaches to promoting better work
24 June 2019, 10:00 – 13:30
Amnesty International UK, Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC21 3EA
We are delighted that Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement will present the keynote address at the conference.
The conference marks one year since the launch of the Better Work Network by Learning and Work Institute and Trust for London. Since our launch, we have begun an innovative programme of research and development focused on ways to tackle in-work poverty, and we now have over 170 members from a range of backgrounds, including central and local government, employment and skills providers, charities, think-tanks and business.
Discussions will focus on innovative approaches to supporting in-work progression and the role of employer practice in tackling low pay and poor-quality work. The conference will also launch new resources developed for the Network and L&W’s Step Up report: the three year evaluation of Trust for London and Walcot Foundation’s pilot of in-work progression support for low paid workers. Attendees are also invited to the networking lunch, providing the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders.
We look forward to welcoming a range of policy makers, employment and skills providers, support services, civil society groups and other interested parties to the conference.
The conference will also provide an opportunity for you to:
- Hear from key experts and practitioners working to tackle in-work poverty
- Learn about innovative policy solutions developed to support those in low pay
- Gain a better understanding of employers’ perspectives and ways to deliver better work
- Engage with key stakeholders and share ideas
Places are limited. Register soon to ensure a place.
If you have any questions, please contact the Better Work team
|09:30||Arrival and refreshments
|Welcome and introduction: Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute; Bharat Mehta CBE, Chief Executive, Trust for London
Keynote address: Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement
|10:30||Plenary 1: Innovative approaches to tackle in-work poverty
|11:20||Refreshments and networking
|11:45||Plenary 2: Employer practice and the pursuit of better work