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Learning from Longbridge: An approach for COVID-19 recovery

The Pioneer Group are working with the Birmingham Anchor Network – a partnerships of 7 institutions seeking to create a fairer, more just and more sustainable economy in Birmingham – on a recovery employment project. This project will seek to create a bridge, enabling workers displaced by COVID-19 to quickly access new employment opportunities to help stimulate our thinking on this project. Our Head of Partnerships, Ifor Jones, has put together a reflective case study on his experiences in dealing with the impact on local communities from the closure of MG Rover in 2005. Lessons from this can help inform the development of this new initiative. Click here to read the full paper.