The Step Up Pilot: Year Three

Trust for London, the Walcot Foundation and Learning and Work Institute (L&W) collaborated to design a pilot initiative, Step Up, trialling new approaches to help low-paid workers progress in their careers and move into better work. L&W were commissioned to evaluate the pilot and to draw lessons for commissioning and delivering in-work progression support in the future.

The final report builds on the year two evaluation and provides further analysis of monitoring information, an impact assessment and cost benefit analysis, as well as longitudinal research with Step Up participants to assess the pilot’s performance across its lifetime. It is accompanied by a report on job brokerage in in-work support initiatives and a guide for commissioners that draws on lessons from the delivery and evaluation of Step Up over the three years of the initiative.

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