Results of the 2012 autumn DrugScope work programme survey

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
DrugScope (Organization)
Publisher
DrugScope
Date of publication
1 January 2013
Subject(s)
Substance Misuse, Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Work Programme is the cornerstone of the government’s efforts to support the long-term unemployed into sustainable, paid work. Research suggests that around 80 per cent of users of heroin and crack cocaine are not in paid employment, whilst users of other substances and those in recovery also face significant barriers in the job market. The Work Programme is being delivered by 18 main contractors, who have supply chains comprised of hundreds of providers drawn from the private, public and voluntary sector. The results of this survey were used to inform DrugScope’s submission of evidence to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, which held an inquiry into the performance of the Work Programme for different customer groups.

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