Reforming Public Services: Devolving Employment Support

In a recent report, London Councils has made the case for devolution and reform of London’s public services, arguing this is necessary to deal with the future financial austerity facing local governments. London Councils wants to provide local areas with the “freedoms and flexibilities to design, commission, and integrate services”; it argues that local involvement can add value in [Read more]

Community Links: jobseeker assessment needs to be participatory and ongoing to improve outcomes

Community Links, Deep Value Assessment: How on-going, participatory employability assessments could improve outcomes for jobseekers (PDF) From Community Links: Every public service relies on effective assessment – to target resources, determine eligibility, and ensure people get the best service possible. Properly understanding jobseekers’ needs and abilities is crucial to providing appropriate and effective employment support [Read more]