The SJP were designed to test whether intensive support and supervision improved claimants’ job search skills and increased their likelihood of moving off benefit and into work.
The research explores:
- the extent to which the pilots moved participants closer to work (for example through increases in job-search and work related activity, changes in attitude to work), off benefit and into work
- why the pilot interventions did or did not have an impact on benefit and employment outcomes
- the support delivered and claimant experience
- whether the tested model is the most effective design and how the provision could be improved
- the costs and benefits of SJP using the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) cost-benefit framework
Authors: Ash Patel, Ann Purvis, Nick Coleman (Learning and Work Institute), Martin Moran (DWP)
We have separately trialled another approach to improving claimants’ job search capability, through the Intensive Activity Programme.