Working Brief, no.148, 2003, p.18-19
Argues that the welfare-to-work agenda should be broadened to include supporting the development of those newly in jobs. Support could include not only training opportunities but also careers advice and guidance, help with job search, and assistance with the development of soft skills.
Local Economy, vol.18, 2003, p.174-175
Discusses how local authorities can work with other agencies to deliver local employment and training schemes, which are individually tailored to help those facing the greatest barriers to finding work. One innovative approach is use of welfare budgets to fund transitional employment projects.
(For case studies see Local Economy, vol.18, 2003, p.176-182)
C. Lindsay and G. Sturgeon
Local Economy, vol. 18, 2003, p.159-173
Edinburgh City Council has led the development of a range of policies targeting the long-term unemployed. Paper presents two case studies describing the development of innovative employment access initiatives in which the local authority has played a leading role, working in partnership with other local and national agencies and recruiting employers.
Working Brief, no.148, 2003, p.10-15
Reports on a brief qualitative study that investigated how practitioners are tackling the barriers that people with mental health problems face in accessing the labour market. The key findings of the study are that: