Evaluation of New Deal 50 plus - Research with Individuals (Wave 1)

Atkinson J, Dewson S | Research Report ESR91 | Employment Service | Sep 2001

New Deal 50 plus was part of the Government's welfare to work initiative, directed towards people aged 50 and over who had been out of work for six months or more and wished to return to employment.

This included older people claiming Jobseekers Allowance, those claiming other benefits, those with a disability or long term illness, and the dependent partners of people on these benefits.

This report presents the results of the first representative survey (1,023 face to face interviews nationally) of New Deal 50 plus participants which was carried out in September 2000.

The survey has explored the key elements of the programme with participants, including their entry routes on to the programme, their experiences of caseloading and the New Deal Personal Adviser (NDPA) service, the Employment Credit and the Training Grant.

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