This report presents the findings from an exploratory qualitative study that centres on a key Department for Work and Pensions client group that until now has not been extensively researched in terms of its interaction with benefit and employment services and the labour market. It focuses on a cohort of 40 (male) ex-prisoners who were tracked over a six-month period following their release from prison.
Report assessing the extent to which work can contribute to the elimination of child poverty and raising issues which arise if work is viewed as the best way out of poverty.
Report presenting the findings and recommendations of a study which explored the extent to which information sharing issues were either hampering or facilitating the frontline delivery of Public Service Agreement 16, designed to promote better housing and employment outcomes for socially excluded groups, for adult offenders under probation supervision in England.
This report provides findings from the third wave of a qualitative longitudinal study, which began in 2003, following a sample of lone mothers who elected to move into employment supported by tax credits following a period of unemployment in receipt of Income Support (or in a few cases Jobseeker's Allowance). The main aim of the research was to explore how lone mothers and their children manage and adapt to employment over time.
Leaflet offering employers basic guidance on simple, inexpensive steps which can be taken to address HIV and other BBVs as well as a concise explanation of legal responsibilities.
Report explaining what the Economic Deprivation Index is and how it can be used to track deprived neighbourhoods in England over time.
This is the seventh in a series of regular reports which began in 1998. Its aim is to provide an independent assessment of the progress being made in eliminating poverty and reducing social exclusion in Britain.
Report investigating social networks as a factor in labour market proximity and likelihood of gaining sustained employment. Qualitative methods were used to explore these networks and glean new knowledge of processes underpinning people's participation in employment. The principal aim of the research was to provide employability agencies with a better understanding of how to support and advise clients in a holistic manner.
This resource provides facts and statistics which relate to the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems and looks at the effect this can have on employees and employers.
Report using quantitative and qualitative evidence to describe the extent of institutional discrimination against disabled people in the post-millennium UK, most noticeably in the health and rehabilitation services, the education system, the labour market, welfare and benefit agencies, the built environment and the media.