Creative Conversation – Responding to the Challenges of Welfare Reform

Date: Monday 28 April 2014
Venue: Endeavour House, 1 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Education Scotland is hosting a series of short ‘Creative Conversations’ on key areas of policy reform impacting on Community Learning and Development (CLD) partners. The next in the series will focus on the role of CLD in welfare reform.

The aims of the day are to:
•    consider how CLD can contribute to making welfare reform happen smoothly
•    focus on how CLD might mitigate potentially negative outcomes for learners and communities
•    share examples of effective practice
•    encourage professional discussion.

The session will consist of four short inputs by practitioners exploring key aspects of welfare reform, with plenty of time for discussion. Rather than provide a comprehensive overview of welfare reform, it will focus on the role for CLD in this area.

We are pleased to have inputs looking at:
•    The way in which one local authority (Dundee) has organised itself for welfare reform
•    A CLD approach to developing employability skills
•    A Citizens Advice Bureau perspective
•    A critical thinking resource for learners around welfare reform.

The event is free to attend and a light lunch will be provided.

Places are limited so to reserve yours please contact: margaret.mcguinness@educationscotland.gov.uk (0141 282 5064).

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