Supporting inclusive economic growth

City and Town Deals


Southampton City Council, North East Lincolnshire Council

Southampton City Council, in conjunction with a neighbouring council, developed a joint programme, using City Deal, ESF and local resources, to support 1100 long term unemployed people with a health condition to get back into work.  The Solent Jobs Programme provides a holistic localised response linking a range of specialist agencies to help people overcome barriers to work.  It is based on evidence-based interventions and support, including skills and employability training, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to build self-confidence and motivation, and health and wellbeing courses to support individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices and demonstrate impact on working capacities. The programme has created 249 paid work placements and so far 285 permanent jobs, taking 35% of participants into paid work.

In 2018 North East Lincolnshire Council signed the Greater Grimsby Town Deal which will focus on four core themes to drive economic growth, accelerate housing delivery, transform Grimsby’s waterfront and improve skills and educational attainment. It brings together over £67m of government and local investment which will help accelerate the delivery of North East Lincolnshire Council’s adopted local plan, which sets out ambitious targets for 8,800 jobs and over 9,700 new homes by 2032.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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