Local authority schemes supporting people towards work

An independent report for the LGA by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.


This report, commissioned by the LGA and published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), examines how a sample of councils, working with local partners, designed and delivered schemes to provide one-to-one mentoring, training, work placements and apprenticeships. Specialist advice and guidance also supported people's wider needs such as housing and childcare, critical to helping people get a job and keep it.

The schemes have had success with helping some of the hardest to reach residents into work, such as lone parents, ex-offenders and disabled people which has contributed to reductions in the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), lower re-offending rates and less use of health and social services which helps save millions of pounds from the public purse.

Local authority schemes supporting people towards work
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