The Work Programme is the government’s flagship programme for helping the long-term unemployed. We were commissioned by the North East Combined Authority to look at options for future ways of delivering a successor to the Work Programme in the region. We analysed existing Work Programme provision and delivery, both nationally and in the North East by the two regional prime contractors, Avanta and Ingeus. We looked in detail at existing devolved approaches to providing employment support and made recommendations about how these could be implemented in the North East.
Client: North East Combined Authority
Team Member: Richard Scothorne, James Turner