By Janet Allaker and Sarah Cavill
This report presents the findings of an evaluation of a small-scale Jobcentre Plus trial that was aimed at customers with drug and alcohol addiction.
The Future Jobs Fund was introduced in October 2009 (as a response to the recession) to support the creation of subsidised jobs for:
- 18- to 24-year-olds who have been out of work for 6 months or more
- a smaller number of Jobseeker’s Allowance customers aged over 25 in unemployment hotspots
This report presents the findings of a qualitative research study we conducted into the experiences of Future Jobs Fund participants. The interviews took place between November 2010 and January 2011, 2 to 4 months after the sample of participants had completed their 6-month post.