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Moving from Welfare to Work

NESC published its report Moving from Welfare to Work: Low Work Intensity Households and the Quality of Supportive Services, on the 20th June 2018, and to officially launch this report we held a seminar to discuss the report findings and recommendations, on Friday June 29, 2018.

Presentations given can be viewed by clicking on the links below; 

Herwig Immervoll, OECD, Faces of Joblessness a People-centred Perspective on Employment Barriers and Policies

Deborah Rice, Oldenburg University, Building Active Welfare States: How Policy Shapes Caseworker Practice

Helen Johnston & Anne-Marie McGauran, NESC, Moving from Welfare to Work: Low Work Intensity Households and the Quality of Supportive Services

Click here to see the full programme, and here for photos (to follow shortly), of the day.

The report looks at the role of public services in meeting the needs of households where the adults are either not in work, or work less than 20 per cent of their time.  The information in the report is based on 92 interviews carried out in 2016 and 2017 with low work intensity households, service providers, and employers in a disadvantaged suburb of Dublin; and with regional managers, national decision makers in Government departments and agencies, and national stakeholders. The learning from the report is relevant for welfare and employment support services, for further education and training providers, for employers and employees and their representatives, and for those supporting childcare, housing and health needs.  

Click here for the report.

Click here for the research report.