Employer ownership of skills

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills has a priority to give employers greater responsibility and ownership in developing the skills needed for growth, not least through the BIS-funded Employer Ownership of Skills (EOS) pilot programme. This is funding innovative, collaborative, employer-led projects capable of transforming the delivery of...

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Troubled families in Brighton

In response to the Government's initiative on Troubled Families, Brighton & Hove Council and partners undertook a short and sharp scoping exercise on how they should move forward locally. Alongside in-house research, mapping of service provision and customer journey analysis, we were commissioned to review...

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Worklessness co-design

DWP have worked with local authorities, Jobcentre Plus and local partners in five areas to develop Co-Design Pilots, testing new solutions in tackling worklessness - in a world where local authorities are had to rethink their role, given greatly reduced resources and the advent of...

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Place Advisor – Improvement and Efficiency

The final stage of our Place Advisor work with Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM) involved advice to the Coventry Partnership, in support of their IEWM-funded improvement project. This project involved qualitative research with young men (aged 16-35) in one part of the City, seeking...

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Neighbourhood management and value for money

This project sought to inform work in Barnsley to analyse the impacts, costs and benefits of neighbourhood management, focusing especially on financial aspects of ‘cost benefit’. It broke new ground and contributed to related work as part of the National Neighbourhood Management Evaluation. The level of...

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