Book News: December 9th, 2008

This report sponsored by of the Government Office Network provides a brief ‘snapshot’ of initiatives that are targeted at tackling worklessness and improving delivery to vulnerable groups in deprived areas.

The report is based on information provided by local authorities and other partners and it distils out their learning experience. It includes projects, programmes and joint working practices which are directly aimed at reducing worklessness with both families and individuals. There are descriptions of how barriers to employment are being tackled by providing training, improving skills and reducing anti-social behaviour. It also includes a range of services relating to health and childcare provision, alongside interventions to improve employment opportunities.

The report is available from the Cabinet Office.