London Unemployed Strategies
60 second overview
London Unemployed Strategies (LUS) exists to give unemployed people a voice. The group challenges current policies that negatively impact unemployed people, dispels negative stereotypes, and helps upskill unemployed people to bring about real change.
The group has been formed by people who are currently unemployed and their supporters, including the voluntary sector and trade unionists.
Our funding has been provided to LUS to continue their support offered to unemployed people as a group, which recognises the leadership of people with first-hand experience. This includes the running of their self-help 'Stand Up For Your Rights' sessions which bring together unemployed and employed workers to share the information, skills and resources they need, as well as supporting their campaigns work for an improved welfare benefits system.
The group are also part of the Trust for London initiative The Commission on Social Security led by Experts by Experience working to build consensus and produce recommendations on how the social welfare system could be improved.
For more information, visit the LUS website.
From our Twitter
We are looking for four new trustees with experience in #PropertyInvestment , #PR , #HR and/or #CharityLaw to join us in our mission to tackle poverty & inequality across #London . Help us to spread the opportunity far & wide. Deadline 4th Oct, details here http://bit.ly/2lsdHw62 Sep 2019
It’s not just the ‘North versus #London ’ - it can’t be ignored that the capital has the highest levels of poverty compared to any other UK region. This level of #inequality and this narrative benefits nobody, least of all low income Londoners https://bit.ly/2mqOFxY22 Sep 2019
New @hubbubUK research as part of its #AirWeShare campaign & ahead of London’s 1st #CarFreeDay tomorrow says more than two thirds of workers believe employers should take responsibility to ensure the air their staff breathes in the workplace is safe https://bit.ly/2kLnddV21 Sep 2019
Are you passionate about tackling poverty and inequality in London? Join me as a Trustee of @trustforlondon . We're looking for four new Board members with a strong interest in social justice and expertise in HR, PR/comms, investments, and law. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/about/vacancies/trustee-positions-x-4/ …20 Sep 2019