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Evaluation of Kent County Council’s Kent New Opportunities to Work (‘Kent NOW’) programme

Black, Rachel and Kenyon, Susan (2008) Evaluation of Kent County Council’s Kent New Opportunities to Work (‘Kent NOW’) programme. Other. Centre for Health Services Studies, Canterbury (KAR id:29721)

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Abstract

Kent New Opportunities to Work (Kent NOW) has been developed by Kent County Council (KCC) to deliver the Second Local Public Service Agreement (LPSA2) target 8.2, to return 250 long-term Incapacity Benefit (IB) claimants to sustained (13+ weeks) employment. This report presents a qualitative evaluation of the programme, comprising interviews with service providers at three intervention sites, service users and others working with the same client group. The evaluation aims:

? To reveal the experiences of the service users and staff who use or provide these interventions;

? In light of the above, to discover alternative perceptions of ‘success’;

? To provide recommendations regarding the future direction of future interventions with this client group.

very difficult environment, considering: the client group; the lack of prior knowledge of

novelty of policy and action in this area; strategic and managerial difficulties; and the

of the interventions to achieve their goals to an extent that should not be

and applied in future interventions with this client group. In this sense, the authors

returning long-term IB claimants to work. This evaluation has, in turn, highlighted the

likelihood of their future success.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 09:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29721 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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