Seven projects land funding to help support women and those with caring responsibilities back into employment Initiatives to help veterans, victims of domestic abuse and homeless women Funding part of the government’s £5m commitment to help people with care responsibilities back into work The funding is the latest to be awarded as part of the government’s drive to support disadvantaged women in the UK, and comes ahead of the launch of a new strategy which will set out how women of all ages should be supported to achieve their potential.Working with more than 100 employers, the seven projects have been allocated nearly £500,000, which will go towards providing refresher courses, training and qualifications to women from all backgrounds who have taken time away from work for caring responsibilities.Minister for Women & Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, said:“It is completely unacceptable that the careers of talented women are held back because they take time out of their jobs to care for a loved one.“Businesses cannot afford to overlook the potential of these talented women. That’s why we are investing in returners to work – giving them the opportunity to refresh and grow their skills. By acting on this issue we can grow the economy and achieve true equality in our workplaces.”The successful bids include a project that will give women the tools to progress in the security industry, another that will seek to help victims of domestic abuse and an initiative to help female partners of the Armed Forces and veterans return to work.Pioneering research by Eige found that reducing gender gaps in labour market participation, STEM qualifications and wages, could increase the size of the UK economy by around £55 billion by 2030.This funding is part of the government’s £5 million commitment to boost projects supporting women with caring responsibilities across the country back into the job market.Notes to Editor:Winning organisations:Mpower People CIC: £96,505MPower People CIC have a track record of supporting disadvantaged people into work, specifically those with mental or physical health issues, victims of domestic abuse, ex-offenders and people in challenging economic circumstances. Their programme will support women from various disadvantaged backgrounds, back into employment across the Liverpool City Region.Liverpool City Council: £87,500Liverpool City Council will develop a specialised women’s returner programme supporting victims of domestic violence, ex-offenders and those with limited English language skills.Partnering with existing refugee programmes, women’s probation and local domestic abuse services, the programme offers accredited (ESOL) training, soft-skilled training and personal development that leads to paid employment.Shpresa Programme: £78,000Shpresa will develop a BAME women returners’ programme, based in two locations. Their target group are migrant women with significant employment history, but due to cultural reasons are the main carers. These barriers, along with limited English skills create further issues for returning to employment.Adviza: £71,042Adviza Partnership will launch a sector-focused returner programme (security industry), designed to support BAME women into a male dominated sector. Participating returners will receive accredited qualifications and direct entry into security work that reduces cultural barriers often associated with this sector.Westminster City Council: £60,000Westminster City Council will develop a returner programme to support BAME women into the hospitality sector, focusing on some of the most deprived communities in Greater London.Beam: £50,000Beam will empower women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to secure employment by providing award-winning support and training through online fundraising. This is an innovative approach that is unique in the market.RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity: £48,000The RFEA programme will support the female partners of serving Armed Forces, and women veterans back into employment. The pressures of service life cause isolation for many Armed Forces’ partners, which create complexities around building a career for themselves, as they by default, become the main caregiver of children and relatives.The programme aims to reduce the disadvantages of this returner group and for the veterans of the future by enabling spouses of serving personnel to return to the workforce and build a career for themselves.
Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityLACEY, WASHINGTON — On Saturday, Nov. 3, “culinary rock star” Guy Fieri will take to the kitchen of Madigan Army Medical Center with his trademark gusto, cooking up hospitality and entertainment for a group of invited soldiers.During his visit, Fieri, the restaurateur and popular host of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, will join a group of Madigan’s culinary specialists in the kitchen, providing his own brand of high-energy epicurean instruction and inspiration. Following his food-focused adventures with the specialists, Fieri will spend time with wounded, ill and injured soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB).The “Afternoon with Guy Fieri” at Madigan Army Medical Center is presented by Saint Martin’s University, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its extension campuses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and sponsored by America’s Credit Union. On the evening of Nov. 3, Saint Martin’s University will welcome Fieri to its Lacey campus as celebrity chef for its annual Saint Martin’s Gala. Last year’s Gala featured chef Mario Batali and generated $600,000, a record amount for the annual scholarship fundraiser.A longtime supporter of servicemen and women serving our country, Fieri has visited bases in the Persian Gulf, Guantanamo Bay and Hawaii.“We’re excited to host Guy Fieri and look forward to him bringing his culinary magic to our kitchen,” said Col. Dallas Homas, Madigan Army Medical Center commander. “Our soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion are especially thrilled for the opportunity to interact with this celebrity chef.”“It is an honor to have the opportunity to connect Guy with the WTB Soldiers as part of our pre-Gala festivities,” said Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D., president of Saint Martin’s University. “This year, Saint Martin’s Gala will feature a special focus on the military, as we celebrate four decades of ‘serving those who serve us’ on our Joint Base Lewis-McChord extension campuses. The Madigan event is the perfect way to kick off the day.”Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.Headquartered at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Madigan Healthcare System is a network of Army medical facilities located throughout Washington and California that serve active duty service members, their families and retirees. Madigan is a system of health that provides a wide array of medical services, such as general medical and surgical care, adult and pediatric primary care, a 24-hour emergency room, specialty clinics, wellness services, and environmental health services. Madigan is one of only three designated Level II trauma centers throughout the U.S. Army Medical Command, as well as an unparalleled teaching facility and modern research platform. Visit the Madigan website at www.mamc.amedd.army.mil or Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/MadiganHealth. Facebook44Tweet0Pin0
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