By Sandra Vegeris, Kim Vowden, Christine Bertram, Rosemary Davidson, Fatima Husain, Karen Mackinnon and Deborah Smeaton
This research explored the implementation and delivery of Support for Newly Unemployed (SNU) and the Six Month Offer (6MO). Qualitative research was undertaken in seven Jobcentre Plus districts from September 2009 to February 2010 to help understand the impact of these measures on Jobcentre Plus customers, providers/ brokers and employers. Further qualitative research output, on SNU/ 6MO, with Jobcentre Plus staff was incorporated using associated Jobseekers Regime Flexible New Deal (JRFND) research. This is the first in series of evaluation reports aiming to establish the extent to which SNU and 6MO lead to additional customer employment outcomes.