Somalia Community

MQT on 2008-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2008
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Has the LDA delivered any targeted services and benefits to the Somali community in South London during 2006/7? Does the LDA have any plans to do so?


Answer for Somalia Community

Answer for Somalia Community

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The LDA currently sets targets for and monitors our investments in business support, business creation, skills and employment support outputs broken down by race, gender and disability. In monitoring projects, LDA pays regard to the ethnic profile of target areas and works with delivery organisations to ensure fair access for all local communities.

The LDA is currently supporting a project called Women Business Leaders, providing management and leadership skills training to BAME women, particularly Somali & Bangladeshi in boroughs including Greenwich.

The LDA also supports the Southwark Works employment project, which worked with the Somalian Refugee Council to provide `drop in' employment advice.