Applying the Community Paradigm to employment support for those with complex social disadvantage:

Kindly funded by: the Lloyds Bank Foundation

Despite decades of government commitments and reforms, millions of people with more complex needs and circumstances continue to be excluded from employment. The picture is particularly stark for ill and disabled people, with only around 50 per cent in employment, compared to around 80 per cent of the non-disabled population. But a wider range of social factors, including substance misuse, housing and homelessness, and contact with the criminal justice system also heavily impact on people’s prospects of finding work. This project, funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation, will bring together two bold and radical agendas that, in combination, hold the potential to both explain why past efforts to address this issue have failed, and to offer a vision for a fundamentally different approach to supporting these groups.