Podcast: This Isn’t Working

October 27, 2020  

Over 2 million jobseekers are out of work due to disabilities or health conditions. But every year, only 4% of them move into employment. 

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The current DWP-led employment support system is failing them. Meanwhile, local programmes across the UK are giving the sort of personal, trusting, holistic support that allow people to really transform their lives. 

We imagine what employment support would look like if the local areas and service users- and not Whitehall and Westminster- were in charge. And we advise how to make this a reality. 

Presented by policy expert Tom Pollard and New Local’s Pawda Tjoa. With interviews with Michelle Morris and Helga from Halifax Opportunities Trust.  

Music by Ruth Bulman