Over 100,000 people get back to work through Local Employment
people have been helped back into work through the Government's
pioneering Local Employment Partnerships (LEPs), Minister for
Employment Tony McNulty was announce on 17 February 2009.
The LEP initiative, launched in March 2007, has now seen many
thousands of employers working in partnership with Government to
help people who are often overlooked in the jobs market. Over
100,000 people have now been helped back into work - a milestone
reached more than two months ahead of schedule.
LEPs involve major employers in both the public and private sectors
giving a commitment to offer guaranteed job interviews for people
who have been on benefit and who are ready and prepared to work.
Each LEP agreement is tailored to the individual needs of the
Tony McNulty Minister for Employment said:- "Local Employment
Partnerships' continue to be a success. Despite the economic
downturn and ahead of schedule, over 100,000 people have been helped
back into work since the scheme's creation in March 2007. And
we're aiming to help 200,000 more jobless people back into work
through LEPs in 2009/10.
We must build on this success; we are doing everything we can to
ensure that more people can benefit from Local Employment
Partnership's so that they can get back into employment."
The announcement today follows on from the first meeting of the
National Employment Partnership (NEP), chaired by the Prime Minister
and James Purnell Secretary of State for Work and Pensions last
week, which brought together key public and private sector employers
to discuss how they could fill more jobs through the scheme.
ADULLAM STAFF IN
SPONSORED ‘SLEEP-OUT’ TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS
employees from Adullam Homes Housing Association have helped raise
valuable funds and awareness for local homeless people, by taking
part in a sponsored sleep-over and fun run.
As part of the national Poverty & Homelessness ‘Action Week’,
the team braved the winter chills to complete a 2.5 mile run around
Sefton Park, before abandoning the comfort of their own homes to
spend a night sleeping rough in the hall of All Saints Parish
Church, Stoneycroft, Liverpool.
The Action Week was organised by Church Action on Poverty, a
national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to
tackling poverty in the UK. CAP works in partnership with
churches and people in poverty to find solutions to poverty,
locally, nationally and globally.
Janet Taylor, Area Manager for Merseyside, of Adullam Homes Housing
Association said:- “We wanted to remind ourselves, and raise
awareness amongst our various communities, of the plight of those
people who live with poverty every day of their lives.
We have raised around £350 for Liverpool City Centre based charity
groups who provide food distribution and shelter directly to those
left most vulnerable by poverty and homelessness.”
Janet added:- “All Saints Church is A ‘Friend of Adullam’, an
active group engaged through Adullam and working with the community
to assist and support vulnerable people.
The Church kindly agreed that we
could use their hall for the sleep out. It wasn’t the most
comfortable night’s sleep any of us had ever had, but when we think
about the conditions that many have to put up with every day, it did
remind us how lucky we are.”
YEAR OLD MURDERED
Police have named the man who died after being attacked in the early
hours of Saturday, 14 February, 2009.
Detectives have confirmed his identity as 18 year old, Tony Bromley
His body was discovered outside of a house on Sprucewood Close,
Everton, just after 1.30am. A post mortem examination later
revealed he died as a result of multiple stab wounds.
Chief Superintendent Stephen Watson, Area Commander for Liverpool
North said:- "Merseyside Police has now launched a murder
investigation following the death of Tony Bromley.
We believe Tony had been out drinking with friends in the area
earlier in evening and would appeal to anyone who was with Tony, or
who saw him and his friends to contact us, as they could have
information which could be vital to the investigation.
At this moment in time we do not know the motive for the attack, but
we do believe the victim was targeted and we are following up a
number of lines of inquiry to establish the motive.
This was a deliberate and particularly brutal attack on a young man,
which has devastated his family. I would reassure the
community that our investigations will be thorough and will continue
until we bring those responsible before the courts.
Merseyside Police relies on the co-operation and support of its
communities to tackle all crime. Information from the public
about any crime is vital and we would urge anyone who has
information to come forward.
We are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have
seen anyone people acting suspiciously on Breck Road and Belmont
Road before or after the murder as they may have information which
could be vital to our inquiries."
The mother of Tony Bromley, Sandra Bromley, said:- "Saturday,
14 February would have been my son Tony’s 19th Birthday, this should
be a special day to celebrate his life, that has now been cruelly
How could anyone do this to my lovely son?
My son, who I will not be able to say 'Happy
Birthday' to, watch his lovely smile as he opens his
presents. He won't be there to give me a big hug and kiss and
say 'Thanks mum'.
Today should be a happy day but instead its a very sad day, my heart
is broken in two and it will never mend.
Tony was my life and I don't know what I am going to do now he's
gone. I can't believe he was taken away from us in this brutal
way. Someone must know who did this to my son and we want
people to speak to the police. If anyone has any information
please come forward."
House-to-house enquiries have taken place and high visibility
patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local
community. Officers are also speaking to licensed premises in
the area and examining CCTV footage.
Anyone with information should contact the Major Incident Room on
0151 777 8649, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively
you can text the word CRIME followed by your message to 61051, or
email information to