Work Programme evaluation: findings from the first phase of qualitative research on programme delivery: research summary: summary

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Newton, Becci; Meager, Nigel; Bertram, Christine
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1 November 2012
Research summary; 821
Social welfare
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This report presents preliminary findings based on the first phase of qualitative research as part of the official evaluation of the Work Programme, a ‘black box’ (minimum-specification) contracted employment programme introduced nationally in June 2011. The research investigated delivery and experience of the programme up until the end of June 2012. Fieldwork included qualitative in-depth interviews with Work Programme participants, Jobcentre Plus and provider staff and observations of participant-provider meetings. The research focused on 12 local authority areas across 6 contract package areas involving 11 different prime providers and their subcontractors.

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