Evaluation of the Brent Navigator pilot
The employment-focused Navigator service was piloted by Brent Council’s new Employment & Enterprise team during 2013. It was designed as a signposting service to support out-of-work residents facing considerable constraints to employment, with an initial focus on those due to be affected by the overall benefit cap. The pilot was initially delivered by six Navigators and a Navigator Manager.
The main aims of the pilot were to actively engage 300 households in which residents had complex constraints to employment; to support individuals in 35% of the actively engaged households to move into employment; and to support 75% of those to sustain employment for six months.