Research and Reports

What Employers Want 24 January 2017

What Employers Want

As part of What Employers Want, we have produced a suite of resources for unemployed young people, aged 16-25, who are looking for employment.

What is the Role of Skills? 24 January 2017

The Work Programme: What is the Role of Skills?

This is an important publication which makes the case for more skills support to unemployed people on the Work Programme.

Document 24 January 2017

The Organisation and Regulation of the Public Employment Service and of Private Employment and Temporary Work Agencies

This study reviews changes in the organisation and regulation of public and private employment services in four selected European countries.

The state of the sector
24 January 2017

The state of the sector

Key trends for voluntary sector organisations working with offenders and their families.

The impacts of welfare reform in Oxford
24 January 2017

The impacts of welfare reform in Oxford

Inclusion was commissioned by Oxford City Council to assess the impacts of welfare reforms introduced since 2010, and the implications of these for the future.

The impacts of welfare reform on residents in Brighton and Hove
24 January 2017

The impacts of welfare reform on residents in Brighton and Hove

Inclusion was commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council to:
Assess the cumulative impacts of the Coalition Government's welfare reforms;
Explore how residents and services have responded to these changes; and
Advise on the design and delivery of future support.

The impacts of welfare reform on residents in Tower Hamlets
24 January 2017

The impacts of welfare reform on residents in Tower Hamlets

Inclusion was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council to assess the impacts of welfare reforms on residents.

The Apprentices’ Journey
24 January 2017

The Apprentices’ Journey

A report analysing the experiences of the 81 learners who were nominated for the 2011 Adult Apprentice of the Year Award, which was sponsored by Pearson for Adult Learners' Week.

The Benefits of Tackling Worklessness and Low Pay
24 January 2017

The Benefits of Tackling Worklessness and Low Pay

This research, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows how increasing employment and wages can boost the economy, both locally and nationally.

Talent Match London
24 January 2017

Talent Match London

This report provides supporting research and analysis for the Talent Match provision being developed by London Youth.

The Adult Apprentice
24 January 2017

The Adult Apprentice

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.

Strategic approaches to employment: Responding to change in the sector
24 January 2017

Strategic approaches to employment: Responding to change in the sector

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

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.

Square Mile Jobs Project Evaluation
24 January 2017

Square Mile Jobs Project Evaluation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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