Stockton JSNA


Employment

Evidence base

Issue number

1 = highest priority

 

1 & 4

Source

The Gatsby Foundation

Title incl. web link

Good Career Guidance
http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance

Summary

Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. In 2013 the Gatsby Foundation commissioned Sir John Holman to research what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England and subsequently he developed the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

Source

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Title incl. web link

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions
https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/uk-poverty-causes-costs-and-solutions

Summary

Report that explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling:

  • the high costs driving poverty, including housing
  • poverty in childhood
  • poverty in working age
  • poverty in later life
  • poverty for people with complex needs

Source

Association for Public Sector Excellence

Title incl. web link

Work it out - Creating Local Systems of Employability Support
http://apse.org.uk/apse/assets/File/Work%20it%20out%20(web)(1).pdf

Summary

Research paper with ideas about how local Councils can lead on the employability agenda.

“By taking a strategic oversight on delivering employability support Councils can use their capacity and leadership of place to push an employment agenda. 

They can also provide capacity and flexibility to ensure no one is left behind. In doing so the opportunities for financial savings and boosting local economies is economically sound. The centralisation of savings on benefits, which simply revert to the DWP, is both crude and inefficient as measure of success. Councils will and should take a much longer term view of how employment will provide real savings to the public purse in the local area.”

Source

House of Commons Library

Title incl. web link

People with Disabilities in Employment
http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7540

Summary

This note summarises the key statistics available on disabled people in employment in the UK.

Source

Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Health, The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, and The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Title incl. web link

Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-lives-the-future-of-work-health-and-disability

Summary

This paper sets out plans to transform employment prospects for disabled people and those with long term health conditions over the next 10 years.

Source

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

Title incl. web link

The real level of unemployment 2017

http://shura.shu.ac.uk/17175/1/Beatty-TheRealLevelOfUnemployment2017%28VoR%29.pdf

Summary

A report challenging the view that the UK economy is operating at or close to full employment. It estimates that in 2017 the ‘real level of unemployment’ across Britain as a whole is nearly 2.3 million.

 

Source

World Health Organisation

Title incl. web link

Neurological Disorders : Public Health Challenges

http://www.who.int/mental_health/neurology/neurodiso/en/

Summary

The book provides the public health perspective for the common neurological disorders - dementia, epilepsy, headache disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuro-infections, neurological disorders associated with malnutrition, pain associated with neurological disorders, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injuries - and presents fresh and updated estimates and predictions of the global burden borne by them. It provides information and advice on public health interventions that may be applied to reduce the occurrence and consequences of neurological disorders. It offers health professionals and planners the opportunity to assess the burden caused by these disorders in their country and to take appropriate action.

Source

Shaw Trust

Title incl. web link

Stepping up: Bridging local disability

employment gaps http://www.employabilityinscotland.com/news-events/latest-news/august-2014/report-stepping-up-bridging-local-disability-employment-gaps/

Summary

Report showing how local social enterprises can provide ‘stepping stone’ employment

opportunities potentially playing a central

role in achieving the aim of improving employment prospects of people with disabilities, health problems and impairments.

Source

Campaign for Learning / NCFE

Title incl. web link

Mending the Gap :  Are the needs of 16-18 year olds being met

Summary

As it has been a decade since initial announcements of the Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) legislation, and 16–18 year olds still face multiple challenges after Key Stage 4.  The research provides a comprehensive review of both the size of this cohort, and those not captured by existing measures, shows that we have an even greater challenge ahead to support these learners to employment or further education and training.

Source

British Medical Journal 2017

Title incl. web link

Epidemiology of Children with Head Injury: a national head injury http://adc.bmj.com/content/101/6/527

Summary

The data described highlight priorities for targeted age-specific head injury prevention and have the potential to provide a baseline to evaluate the effects of regional trauma networks (2012) and National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) head injury guidelines (2014), which were revised after the study was completed.

2

 

 

Source

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Title incl. web link

How city leaders can use the Industrial Strategy to create more and better jobs https://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/city-leaders-use-industrial-strategy-create-more-better-jobs

Summary

The JRF research looked at innovative practice from cities around the world where local leaders have prioritised creating more and better jobs.

Source

What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Title incl. web link

Toolkit: Responding to major job losses
http://www.whatworksgrowth.org/public/files/Toolkits/16-10-11_Responding_to_major_job_losses.pdf

Summary

When faced with major job losses in a single area, how can local policy makers best support those left out of work?

Source

Social Mobility Commission

Title incl. web link

Chapter 5 – State of the Nation 2017
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-of-the-nation-2017

Summary

This report assesses the progress that Great Britain has made towards improving social mobility.

It puts the Social Mobility Index at the heart of the report and ranks all English Local Authorities into hotspots and coldspots, using a range of 16 indicators for every life stage from the early years through to working lives.

Source

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Title incl. web link

Maximising the local impact of anchor institutions: a case study of Leeds City Region https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/maximising-local-impact-anchor-institutions-case-study-leeds-city-region

Summary

This report looks at anchor institutions in Leeds City Region, examining how the impact of these big spenders can be maximised for the region as a whole.

Source

Centre for Local Economic Strategies

Title incl. web link

Creating a good local economy: the role of anchor institutions https://cles.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Anchor-institutions.pdf

Summary

Over the last eighteen months, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) working in partnership with Preston City Council have been working on improving and developing a good local economy.

The action research work has sought to engage with and influence anchor institutions based in a local authority boundary so that their behaviour and activities bring maximum benefit for the local economy and create wealth for the local community.

3

 

Source

Wilfried Martens Centre European Studies

Title incl. web link

Skills Mismatch 3 http://www.skillsmismatch.thinkyoung.eu/2016

Summary

The observation that countries with low youth unemployment rates are those where Vocational Education and Training (VET) and apprenticeship programmes are more developed is driving the debate on effective education policies, and puts an emphasis on VET and apprenticeships as key instruments in tackling youth unemployment. 

Apprenticeships are believed to promote a smoother transition from school to work for young people, giving them a good start to their working careers. 

To test these claims, this ThinkYoung and Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies report investigates young people’s perceptions on the effective provision of VET schemes in 6 major European countries (UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, France and Italy) and their role in addressing youth unemployment. 

The report sheds light on young people’s initial perception and attractiveness of VET, the determinants of choosing a VET based educational path, the experience and perceived quality of VET instruction, as well as options for skills transferability and sector mobility.  

This is done through a comparison of the findings from those who graduate from such programmes, and those pursuing a general education track. 

Source

What works centre for Local Economic Growth

Title incl. web link

Employment Training Toolkit
http://www.whatworksgrowth.org/resources/employment-training-toolkit/

Summary

A set of policy design guides to help policy makers make informed decisions when developing employment training policy. Each policy design guide covers a specific aspect of programme delivery so should not necessarily be directly compared. They are intended to provide an understanding of:

  • how much is known about effectiveness, in comparison to costs
  • what you should consider if you are thinking about using a particular approach

 

Source

What works centre for Local Economic Growth

Title incl. web link

Apprenticeships Toolkit

http://www.whatworksgrowth.org/resources/apprenticeships-toolkit/

Summary

A set of policy design guides to help policy makers to make informed decisions when developing apprenticeships programmes.

There are design guides for mentoring, financial incentives and pre-apprenticeships.

Each policy design guide covers a specific aspect of programme delivery so should not necessarily be directly compared. They are intended to help you understand:

  • how much is known about effectiveness, in comparison to costs
  • what you should consider if you are thinking about using a particular approach

 

1, 3 & 4

 

 

Source

The Institute for Public Policy Research

Title incl. web link

Tipping the Balance – Maximising the North East as a skills hub
https://ippr.org/files/publications/pdf/Tipping%20the%20Balance_160804.pdf

Summary

Report considers the challenges facing the region in terms of skills, education and training, and makes practical recommendations for how these can be overcome.

4

 

Source

What works centre for Local Economic Growth

Title incl. web link

Apprenticeships Toolkit

http://www.whatworksgrowth.org/resources/apprenticeships-toolkit/

Summary

A set of policy design guides to help policy makers to make informed decisions when developing apprenticeship programmes.

There are design guides for mentoring, financial incentives and pre-apprenticeships.

Each policy design guide covers a specific aspect of programme delivery so should not necessarily be directly compared. They are intended to help you understand:

  • how much is known about effectiveness, in comparison to costs
  • what you should consider if you are thinking about using a particular approach

 

Source

The Royal Society of Arts

Title incl. web link

Good Work – The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices
https://www.thersa.org/globalassets/pdfs/reports/good-work-taylor-review-into-modern-working-practices.pdf

Summary

The work of this Review is based on a single overriding ambition: All work in the UK economy should be fair and decent with realistic scope for development and fulfilment.

 

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