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Working futures?Disabled people, policy and social inclusion$
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Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346261

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.001.0001

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Disabled people, employment and the Work Preparation programme

Disabled people, employment and the Work Preparation programme

(p.58) (p.59) Four Disabled people, employment and the Work Preparation programme
Working futures?

Alan Roulstone

Colin Barnes

Policy Press

This chapter draws on data from a national evaluation of the Work Preparation programme. It notes the research was intended to identify strengths and weaknesses of the programme as perceived by key stakeholders and to suggest some ideas for its future development. The chapter explains that the evaluation brought to light a number of policy tensions in relation to enhancing the employment prospects of disabled people. It summarises the development of the Work Preparation programme and recent policy developments relating to the employment of disabled people. The chapter presents findings from the evaluation of the Work Preparation programme, highlighting different actors' perspectives. It discusses the findings of the evaluation in relation to the new focus on moving many more disabled people into employment.

Keywords:   national evaluation, Work Preparation programme, disabled people, employment

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