TLAP publishes Jobs First evaluation

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) has recently published the final report of the Jobs First Evaluation. The research, funded by the Department of Health, was developed to test personalised approaches for supporting people with learning disabilities into paid employment within five local authority areas.

The evaluation was undertaken as part of the Social Care Workforce Research to support local authorities, practitioners and family carers. It found the main obstacle to employment schemes run by these organisations is the allocation of funding and that the most important factors for supporting people with learning disabilities into jobs are:

  • Changes in public and employer attitudes including senior level commitment and good working relationships with Job Centre Plus
  • Making sure that carers and people with learning disabilities are well informed and reassured
  • The involvement and commitment of social workers
  • Availability of good quality employment support services.

The evaluation was produced by Martin Stevens and Jess Harris.

You can find out more from the TLAP website. You can also read more about the evaluation here.


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Last Updated : 10 February 2014. Page Author: marijke.hirst.