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New Deal for Disabled People: second synthesis report - interim findings from the evaluation

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posted on 2015-04-09, 11:28 authored by Bruce Stafford, Laura Adelman, Katherine HillKatherine Hill, Karen Kellard, Kate Legge
The New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP) is the major employment programme available to people claiming incapacity-related benefits, and is an important part of the Government’s welfare-to-work strategy. NDDP is a voluntary programme that provides a national network of Job Brokers to help people with health conditions and disabilities move into sustained employment. The evaluation design incorporates a longitudinal dimension, and this report presents selected findings from the evaluation. It covers developments up to and including spring 2004, and synthesises findings from fieldwork with NDDP participants, employers, members of the eligible population, those delivering the programme (notably staff from Job Brokers and Jobcentre Plus offices), and from administrative data. There are two recurrent themes running through this report: first, continuity and change in the programme, the institutions delivering NDDP and in respondents’ views and experiences; and secondly, identifying ‘what works’ in terms of securing job entries and sustainable employment. For findings covered in both synthesis reports, Chapter 2 maps the extent to which there has been continuity and change for selective aspects of NDDP. As might be expected there are some aspects of NDDP that are unchanged. However, there is also evidence of change and progression – for example, of improved relationships between Job Brokers and Jobcentre Plus locally.



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STAFFORD, B. ... et al., 2006. New Deal for Disabled People: second synthesis report - interim findings from the evaluation. Leeds: Department for Work and Pensions Research Report, vol. 377, Corporate Document Services.


© Crown Copyright 2006. Published for the Department for Work and Pensions under licence from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office by Corporate Document Services, Leeds


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This report was authored by Bruce Stafford with Laura Adelman, Katherine Hill, Karen Kellard, Kate Legge, Jane Aston, Robert Barkworth, Sara Davis, Rebecca Willison, Josephine Arch, Lucy Dillon, Anne Kazimirski, Laura Keenan, Jane Lewis, Candice Pires, Andrew Shaw, Rebecca Taylor, Sarah Tipping, Anne Corden, Angela Meah, Roy Sainsbury, Patricia Thornton, Anu Alander and Tanya Saunders.


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