New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP) : first synthesis report

The New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP) is the major employment programme available to people claiming incapacity benefits. It is a voluntary programme that aims to help people with health conditions and disabilities move into sustained employment. A national network of around 65 Job Brokers deliver the programme. The report synthesizes the findings from early research with NDDP participants, employers and those charged with delivering the programme. It provides an emerging picture of the first 18 months of the nationally extended NDDP. Over the course of the evaluation it is likely that the Job Broker service will continue to evolve, and findings on any changes and on longer-term outcomes will need to await further rounds of data collection.