Work and Careers

Take-up of benefits and poverty: an evidence and policy review
24 January 2017

Take-up of benefits and poverty: an evidence and policy review

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) commissioned a series of literature reviews in 2013 to provide a comprehensive and robust evidence base to inform the development of anti-poverty strategies for the UK.

South West Workways Final Evaluation
24 January 2017

South West Workways Final Evaluation

The South West Workways project has successfully supported over twelve thousand unemployed and inactive people in South West Wales over a five and a half year period.

Skills Conditionality Pilot Evaluation: Initial Report
24 January 2017

Skills Conditionality Pilot Evaluation: Initial Report

Inclusion and Wavehill Research have been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake an evaluation of the Welsh Skills Conditionality Pilot.

Realising talent: employment and skills for the future
24 January 2017

Realising talent: employment and skills for the future

This is the first report in a series of three which will set out the challenges for our employment and skills system and propose ways it can be improved.

Scotland’s Future Employment Services
24 January 2017

Scotland’s Future Employment Services

This paper sets out research evidence on key parameters of employment programme design, with implications for future programmes.

Mid-Life Career Review
24 January 2017

Mid-Life Career Review

The final report of the Government-supported Mid-life Career Review, which benefitted nearly 3,000 people aged 45-64 over a two year period.

Personal and Social Development provision: Content, format and impact
24 January 2017

Personal and Social Development provision: Content, format and impact

This report recommends a new National Standard for Personal and Social Development (PSD) learning, to help meet significant skills shortages in the workforce and give people the confidence to progr

Mayor’s Mentoring Programme evaluation
24 January 2017

Mayor’s Mentoring Programme evaluation

This report presents interim findings from the independent evaluation of the Mayor's Mentoring Programme.

Making the Work Programme work for ESA claimants
24 January 2017

Making the Work Programme work for ESA claimants

This report sets out the financial consequences of lower-than-expected performance for Employment and Support Allowance claimants on the Work Programme, and proposals for how the funding model can be reformed for new participants.

Managing Challenging Behaviour Within Skills Provision for Unemployed Adults 24 January 2017

Managing Challenging Behaviour Within Skills Provision for Unemployed Adults

Research into the support and management of learners exhibiting challenging behaviour within skills provision for adults.

London ESF 2007-13: Programme Report – Extending Employment Opportunities
24 January 2017

London ESF 2007-13: Programme Report – Extending Employment Opportunities

The Greater London Authority commissioned the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion to produce this report to inform the London Enterprise Panel and future ESF commissioners.

Scrabble jobs 24 January 2017

Making it Work

Embedding a supported employment approach in vocational education and training for people with learning difficulties.

Learning, skills and progression at work
24 January 2017

Learning, skills and progression at work

This paper presents the findings of our analysis of responses from respondents who said that they were learning for work-related reasons, or had done so during the previous three years.

Local welfare provision, low-income households, and third sector financial services provision
24 January 2017

Local welfare provision, low-income households, and third sector financial services provision

This Centre for Responsible Credit (CfRC) report warns that the abolition of the Discretionary Social Fund and its replacement, in England, with new local authority welfare schemes will result in a 'postcode lottery' of support and will increase the number of vulnerable households relying on food parcels and high cost money lenders to meet essential needs.

Guide for skills and welfare-to-work providers 24 January 2017

Guide for skills and welfare-to-work providers

A guide to tackle some of the myths, misconceptions and other issues about how well welfare-to-work programme providers and skills providers work together.

Helpful approaches to the delivery of English and maths provision for unemployed adults
24 January 2017

Helpful approaches to the delivery of English and maths provision for unemployed adults

This report, which describes current and evolving helpful practice within English and maths provision for unemployed adults, is primarily aimed at skills providers and referral agencies but will also prove useful for funders and policy makers.

GLA ESF Youth Programme – Young Offenders Project Interim Evaluation
24 January 2017

GLA ESF Youth Programme – Young Offenders Project Interim Evaluation

This report presents findings from the independent interim evaluation of the Young Offenders (YO) strand of The Greater London Authority's (GLA) European Social Fund 2011-13 Youth Programme, conducted by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion). This interim evaluation report examines project design and commissioning, as well as the early stages of delivery.

Evaluation of the Brent Navigator pilot
24 January 2017

Evaluation of the Brent Navigator pilot

The employment-focused Navigator service was piloted by Brent Council's new Employment & Enterprise team during 2013.

Evaluation of the Employment and Reoffending Pilot
24 January 2017

Evaluation of the Employment and Reoffending Pilot

The first evaluation report from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Employment and Reoffending Pilot was published in December 2013. The research was conducted by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion and the Institute for Criminal Policy Research.

Fit for purpose – transforming employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions
24 January 2017

Fit for purpose – transforming employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions

This report is part of a wider project called Fit for Purpose, supported by 25 organisations and looking at the future of employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions

Equitable Full Employment: Delivering a jobs recovery for all
24 January 2017

Equitable Full Employment: Delivering a jobs recovery for all

This is the latest in a series of papers commissioned by the TUC exploring what full employment should mean and how we can work to achieve it.

Delivering local welfare
24 January 2017

Delivering local welfare

In April 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions ('DWP') abolished the Crisis Loan and Community Care Grant elements of the Social Fund and transferred the funding previously used to support these to upper tier local authorities in England.

Employer Toolkit 24 January 2017

Employer Toolkit

This toolkit is designed for employers that want to develop a more inclusive and accessible Apprenticeship offer. It provides practical information, sources of support and inspirational case studies of employers who have benefited from hiring and supporting disabled apprentices.

Employment support for unemployed older people
24 January 2017

Employment support for unemployed older people

Older people who are out of work face significant barriers in the labour market and typically spend longer unemployed than people aged under 50. In order to help understand why, this research looked at the extent to which employment support meets the needs of older jobseekers.

Engaging Micro-Businesses 24 January 2017

Engaging Micro-Businesses

A guide for learning providers delivering skills provision for unemployed adults.

Converting conversations into action
24 January 2017

Converting conversations into action

The 2014 Youth Employment Convention sought to put young people at the heart of next year's general election.

Delivering employment projects
24 January 2017

Delivering employment projects

This guide is intended to support organisations that are applying for funding to deliver projects under the Big Lottery Fund's 'Building Better Opportunities' programme.

Icons 24 January 2017

Apprentice Charter

To ensure that every apprentice has an excellent experience and gains a solid foundation for a vibrant and successful career, we are proposing the introduction of an Apprentice Charter.

Work in progress: Low pay and progression in London and the UK
24 January 2017

Work in progress: Low pay and progression in London and the UK

Trust for London commissioned the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion to explore the extent of low-paid work, the barriers to progression, 'what works' in supporting progression, and how policy and delivery could be improved in the future.