Martin Stevens and Jess Harris - Social Care Workforce Research Unit, 2014

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Jobs First was announced within the New Opportunities white paper (HM Government, 2009) and was a key commitment within the Valuing Employment Now strategy (HM Government, 2009).

This evaluation aimed to: compare employment outcomes for the cohort of Jobs First participants with a matched comparison group; identify factors and approaches that facilitate and hinder employment of people with learning disabilities; and explore the processes involved in implementing the focus on employment for people with learning disabilities, particularly the challenges in ‘braiding’ funding from different streams.