Long-term Unemployment and Worklessness in Newham

The London Borough of Newham commissioned IES to provide an analysis of long-term unemployment and worklessness, and to identify ways in which this might be addressed. The research included: a targeted literature review of long-term worklessness and policy responses to this; an overview of secondary data to describe the characteristics of worklessness locally; and qualitative research with a range of local stakeholders, employers and workless groups, to gather further information about barriers to work and current provision within the Borough.