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Sunday 20 April 2014
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Jargon Buster

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WorklessnessWorklessness is a less familiar term than unemployment to describe those without work. It is used to describe all those who are out of work but who would like a job. Definitions of worklessness include: unemployed claimants; those who are actively out of work and looking for a job; and those who are economically inactive.
West Midlands Regional Assembly (WMRA)Lobbying body dedicated to improving the region’s social and economic interests, and work to ensure that all our regional strategies are consistent in achieving common objectives www.wmra.gov.uk
West Midlands Local Government Association (WMLGA)Lobbying and networking body also offering consultancy, information dissemination and training services www.wmlga.gov.uk
WebsiteFind our website: http://dcp.dudley.gov.uk
Wards / Electoral WardsThe key building block of UK administrative geography, being the spatial units used to elect local government councillors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan districts, unitary authorities and the London boroughs in England; unitary authorities in Wales; council areas in Scotland; and district council areas in Northern Ireland.
Vulnerable PeoplePeople who by their nature or circumstances are vulnerable, for example due to their age, disabilities, mental health and so on.
Vulnerable HouseholdsHouseholds in which vulnerable people live and which may have contact and support from public agencies.
VCSVoluntary and Community Sector.
VCOVoluntary and Community Organisation.
Urban ForumAn umbrella body for community and voluntary groups with interests in urban and regional policy, especially regeneration.