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Disabled people, employment and the Work Preparation programme

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

in Working futures?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346261
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304333 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.003.0005
Disabled people, employment and the Work Preparation programme

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This chapter draws on data from a national evaluation of the Work Preparation programme. It notes the research was intended to identify strengths and weaknesses of the programme as perceived by key stakeholders and to suggest some ideas for its future development. The chapter explains that the evaluation brought to light a number of policy tensions in relation to enhancing the employment prospects of disabled people. It summarises the development of the Work Preparation programme and recent policy developments relating to the employment of disabled people. The chapter presents findings from the evaluation of the Work Preparation programme, highlighting different actors' perspectives. It discusses the findings of the evaluation in relation to the new focus on moving many more disabled people into employment.

Keywords: national evaluation; Work Preparation programme; disabled people; employment

Chapter.  5559 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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