The stories featured in this publication are based on in-depth interviews with ten adult apprentices (aged 19+) nominated in the Apprentice of the Year category of the 2012 Adult Learners' Week awards.
Square Mile Jobs is a European Social Fund (ESF) and City of London Corporation funded project which aims to help unemployed London residents to find jobs in the City.
Inclusion in partnership with HACT facilitated an Action Learning Network throughout 2013. This network brought together housing providers to share their experience, knowledge and good practice examples of how they deliver employment support and deal with the impacts of welfare reform
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.
Inclusion and Wavehill Research have been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake an evaluation of the Welsh Skills Conditionality Pilot.
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.
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.
This paper sets out research evidence on key parameters of employment programme design, with implications for future programmes.
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.
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
This report presents interim findings from the independent evaluation of the Mayor's Mentoring Programme.
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.
Research into the support and management of learners exhibiting challenging behaviour within skills provision for adults.
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.
Embedding a supported employment approach in vocational education and training for people with learning difficulties.
This report focuses on the experiences and responses of tax credits customers to the High Risk Renewal compliance intervention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The employment-focused Navigator service was piloted by Brent Council's new Employment & Enterprise team during 2013.
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.
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
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.
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.
A guide for learning providers delivering skills provision for unemployed adults.
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.
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.
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.