London Unemployed Strategies
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’ve pledged £500,000 to an emergency support fund to help community & voluntary organisations in #London facing immediate financial pressures & uncertainty because of #COVID19 The scheme is co-ordinated by the fantastic @LondonFunders Read more https://bit.ly/39ozAzS pic.twitter.com/wp2WbRs1yx25 Mar 2020
Our grantee @Food_Foundation warns that the #COVIDUK outbreak could lead to a hunger crisis unless the government acts immediately to get food aid & money to the most vulnerable & isolated people https://bit.ly/39y5AkO31 Mar 2020
Heads up @trustforlondon @CPAGUK @AdviceUK #LondonHousingPanel - @crisis funding scheme open to anyone whose work benefits those facing #homelessness . Let’s help it reach the cold spots... https://twitter.com/chanco81/status/1244886926513102849 …31 Mar 2020
Join our grantee @NEON_UK for this online discussion with 4 economics experts on how we might redesign our economy after the #COVID19 crisis, taking place on Monday 6 April, 4:30pm Featuring speakers @Miatsf , @oeufling , @adribuller & @fortuashla Register via @zoom_us below https://twitter.com/NEON_UK/status/1244635793194352640 …31 Mar 2020
Law firm @BatesWellsTweet have lots of practical legal support on #COVID19 available, including a recent webinar held in association with @NCVO covering all the key legal questions charities need to consider Take a look below https://twitter.com/BatesWellsTweet/status/1244545411773272064 …31 Mar 2020