This report focuses on the role that in-work support plays in helping employment programme beneficiaries move into sustained employment. It draws on finding from the Talent Match (TM) National Evaluation. TM is a Big Lottery Fund strategic programme investing pounds108 million in 21 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas, which have experienced particularly high levels of youth unemployment. The focus of the programme is on developing holistic approaches to combating worklessness amongst long-term NEETs (i.e. young people who are not in education, employment or training). A key aspect of the programme is to bring young people closer to, and into employment. Part One of this report outlines what in-work support is and why it is important. Part Two presents findings from analysis of programme monitoring data on the provision of in-work support and insights from qualitative research in four TM partnerships and case studies of provision of in-work support. Part Three sets out the learning on in-work support emerging from this research.
|Publisher||Centre for Regional and Economic Development, Sheffield Hallam University|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2016|