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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2002): Social Security - UK - New Deal

BROWN WILL PUT PRESSURE ON NEW DEAL FAILURES TO GET A JOB

A Sparrow

Daily Telegraph, Sept. 17th 2002, p. 10

People who have been unemployed for more than two years and who have gone through the New Deal Programme without finding a job, will be assigned one chose by officials. If they refuse to accept work, their benefits will be gradually withdrawn.

(See also Times, Sept. 17th 2002, p. 2; Independent Sept. 17th 2002, p. 4; Guardian, Sept. 17th 2002, p. 21)

GOVERNMENT SCHEME HELPS PROSTITUTES SWAP THE STREET FOR THE SALON

I. Burrell

Independent, Aug 29th 2002, p. 8

This article looks at the first government-backed project designed to help prostitutes to leave the street and find other work. The scheme being run in Doncaster aims you take prostitutes off the street and train them as manicurists, hairdressers and holiday camp representatives.

THE GOVERNMENT'S EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY

Work and Pensions Committee

London: TSO, 2002, (House of Commons papers, Session 2001/02; HC 815)

Calls for the targeting of active labour market policies on clients who face multiple barriers to employment. Supports greater use of "soft" skills training, development of work placements, use of intermediate labour markets and more intensive personal help. New Deal personal advisers need to be given more discretion to tailor assistance to an individual's needs. Training needs to be work-focussed and oriental to employers' requirements. Job Centre Plus needs to develop its "aftercare" services for participants moving into work. Finally, better co-ordination is needed with other government initiatives and programmes.

NEW DEAL FOR PARTNERS

T. Saunders

Working Brief, issue 137, 2002, p. 24-27

Article describes the New Deal for partners of benefits claimants who are not themselves claiming. It aims to encourage partners to enter the job market through support and advice from a personal adviser.

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