employment

Pathways to work from incapacity benefits: a review of research findings on referral practices and liaison with service providers

Working paper offering a review of research findings on the subject of referrals and working relationships between Jobcentre Plus and other organisations helping people with health problems and disabilities.

Pre-release work helps engage young offenders after release

Case study from Wiltshire describing the ways in which a particular young offender was supported and helped just prior to his release to prepare for and gain employment. Also offered are implementation tips for other practitioners working with young offenders to prepare them for re-entry into the community and make a positive future for themselves.

Doing what works : individual placement and support into employment (Briefing 37)

Briefing paper explaining Individual Placement and Support (IPS), a method of helping people with mental health problems secure and maintain paid competitive employment. It outlines the evidence base for IPS and provides information on how to implement it.

The effects of benefit sanctions on lone parents' employment decisions and moves into employment

This research report presents findings from a qualitative study specifically designed to explore the effects of benefit sanctions on lone parents' employment decisions and moves into employment. Forty lone parents who had been referred for a sanction following non-attendance at a Work Focused Interview (WFI) were interviewed in depth. Focus groups were also carried out with Jobcentre Plus staff.

You and yours (BBC Radio 4 series)

Edition of this series which includes a feature on the issue of mental health problems and employment.

The costs of child poverty for individuals and society : a literature review

Report reviewing the evidence on the impacts of poverty on individuals growing up in industrialised OECD countries in the areas of health, education, employment, behaviour, finance, relationships and subjective well-being.

Valuing people: a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century

UK Government white paper setting out how the Government will work with local councils, the NHS, voluntary organisations and people with learning disabilities and their families to create new opportunities for those with learning disabilities to lead full and active lives.

Early years, life chances and equality: a literature review

Reviews recent literature on how early years experiences may impact on life chances for different groups of the population. Life chances can cover a range of opportunities that people can experience as they become adults and into their later life. These opportunities include, for example, the likelihood of being in employment over individuals’ lifetimes, the chances of obtaining educational qualifications and the chances of good physical and mental health.

Evaluation of the working for families fund (2004-2008)

This report summarises the final evaluation report of the Working for Families Fund (WFF) programme from 2004-08. It was carried out by the Employment Research Institute, Napier University, Edinburgh, for the Scottish Government over this period.

Over the four years the budget for WFF was £50 million, a total of 25,508 clients were registered, 53% of all clients (13,594) achieved 'hard' outcomes, such as employment, and a further 13% (3,283) achieved other significant outcomes.

Teenage parents next steps: guidance for local authorities and primary care trusts

Document setting out the UK Government's strategy for tackling the issues which teenage parents encounter and what measures it expects local authorities and primary care trusts to have in place to improve outcomes for teenage parents and their children.