This report from UK think tank New Local looks at reimagining employment support for people facing complex disadvantage.
Millions of people find it difficult, or even impossible, to work due to the impact of disabilities and long-term health conditions. It’s a number that looks set to rise. But the current employment support system, managed by the DWP, can often do more harm than good, leaving people distressed and fearful, and only helping to lift 4% of the group into work every year. In this new report, Tom Pollard and Pawda Tjoa argue that there is another way. Using examples of current good work, they present the case for a new, community-based approach to employment support.Read Full Report