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ItemFrom Entitlement to Experiment: The New Governance of Welfare to Work. UK Report back to Industry PartnersLewis, JM ; Considine, M ; O'Sullivan, S ; Nguyen, P ; McGann, M (University of Melbourne, 2017)The UK employment services sector is a dynamic landscape that has been the subject of several major waves of reform over the past decade. This has included the consolidation of centrally-contracted programmes focused on particular localities and discrete cohorts of job seekers into much larger programmes aimed at broader groups of unemployed people. For the past five years, the Work Programme has been the main contracted welfare-to-work programme in the UK, although the Department for Work and Pensions has also established a smaller Work Choice programme for those with more substantial barriers to employment related to disability and ill-health. In addition, Jobcentre Plus continues to provide a public employment service to many people during the earlier stages of benefit claims. It will take on an even greater role in doing so when the Work Programme and Work Choice programmes come to an end in mid-2017 and are replaced by a new Work and Health Programme.
ItemFrom Entitlement to Experiment: The new governance of welfare to work - Australian Report back to Industry PartnersLewis, J ; Considine, M ; O'Sullivan, S ; Nguyen, P ; Mcgann, M (University of Melbourne, 2016-10-01)