Contact: Susie Blood
Declarations of Interest
any declarations of interest.
no Declarations of Interest received at this point in the meeting.
The minutes of the Culture and Communities Scrutiny Panel held on xxxx were submitted and approved as a correct record.
the Panel undertook a review into Middlesbrough Community Learning
Employability. Claire Kemp, Head of Community
Learning and Employability will be in attendance to provide a brief overview of
the service; changes; provide an update on the panel’s recommendations and
provide good news stories from the Employability Initiatives.
welcomed Claire Kemp, Head of
Community Learning to the meeting. In 2019, the Panel undertook a review into
Middlesbrough Community Learning Employability, however due to Covid had been unable to receive an update on the
recommendations for some time.
The Head of Community Learning was
accompanied by a number of her colleagues, as many of the recommendations were
looking at ways of positive impact and since 2019, the programmes and initiatives
have moved on and made excellent progress on residents in the town. A
participate from the Routes to work programme was also in attendance to give
In terms of the recommendations, the panel
were provided with the following updates:
.At the time of the
Panel’s review, the community learning service sat within the communities
directorate, however has now moved to sit with children’s services.
Due to the delays
in update, the Head of Service provided the panel with some headliners:
• January 2019 – Introduction of 50 Futures Work- Established as the empower commitments and launched as part of the Middlesbrough opportunity strategy with the aim of providing high quality career pathways which was linked to through work placements/ volunteering. This provided those struggling to find work and from disadvanged communities, the opportunity to have work experience within the Council . Initially we set out to change 50 lives , which went to 100 and the aim was now ... view the full minutes text for item 21/9
Culture and Communities Scrutiny Panel- Future meetings
Democratic Services Officer will discuss with the Panel the work programme for future meetings.
Democratic Services Officer provided the Panel with an update on the work
programme and a proposed future schedule for meetings. The panel were aware
that Covid was still very much on the increase and therefore the visit to the
locality hubs would be discussed with the Head of Stronger Communities.
the schedule be noted
Chair's OSB Update
The Chair provided
a verbal update on discussions raised at the Overview and Scrutiny Board
meeting on 9 November 2021.
That the update be noted.
Any other urgent items which in the opinion of the Chair, may be considered.