Work Programme Evaluation: Procurement, supply chains and implementation of the commissioning model

Pippa Lane, Rowan Foster, Laura Gardiner, Lorraine Lanceley, Ann Purvis
This report presents findings based on the first wave phase of research forming part of the official evaluation of the Work Programme commissioning model. The Work Programme is a major new, integrated welfare-to-work measure introduced nationally in June 2011, targeted at longer-term unemployed people, and providing support for two years to help them into sustainable work. The programme is delivered through a network of prime contractors and subcontractors, operating under a payment-byresults
more » ... payment-byresults regime, with increased freedom to develop provision for the individuals they support. The commissioning model for the Work Programme has several defining features which will be explored in the Work Programme evaluation, including: Download this and other research reports free from