The Employment Related Services Association has published a new report, Improving Employment Outcomes: Empowering the Social Sector Through Social Investment, aiming to aid government thinking on the design and commissioning of future employment support programmes. David Hunter of BWB’s Social Finance team contributed to the publication, along with major social investors and social finance intermediaries, such as Big Society Capital, Bridges Ventures, Social Finance, Charity Bank and Triodos Bank. For the full article, please follow this link.

Based on the proposition that social sector organisations have potential to support a greater number of jobseekers enter and remain in work, the paper proposes key improvements to market design principles and procurement practices to support charities and social enterprises to compete fairly to provide employment related services. Underpinned by the social investor and social finance community, the initiative could deliver better outcomes for jobseekers with the most complex needs in particular.

If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in the report, or learn more about how our Social Finance team can assist your organisation, please click here for information and contact details.

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Posted on 24/08/2015 in BWB Publications

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