employment, skills, local authority, support

How thinking and acting local can help the long-term unemployed

When we think of welfare to work schemes we picture job centres, the Work Programme and providers such as A4E and Ingeus. We think of media representations of jobcentres,  through television sitcoms such as The Job Lot or the League of Gentleman's dispiriting job club run by the cruel pen-fetishist Pauline.

Local authority schemes supporting people towards work - An independent report for the Local Government Association

This report presents evidence of how local authorities are supporting people towards work through employment and skills programmes. We use evidence from programmes in nine local authorities selected to represent a range of provision in terms of target groups and interventions. The LGA commissioned NIESR to do the research in 2014 with interviews with local authorities taking place during July and August.