Above and Beyond: A Day in the Life of a Households into Work Advocate

Our ground-breaking Households into Work programme supporting long-term unemployed people in the Liverpool City Region has recently been praised in a prestigious national report.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) celebrated the programme’s innovation and good practice as part of its recommendations to the UK’s employment support services and Jobcentre Plus.

But what’s different about Households into Work? The programme goes further than supporting people into employment; it helps identify and overcome barriers, such as debt, redundancy and addiction linking into other services to create one holistic solution.

Follow a day in the life of one of our Households into Work advocates ….

Watch the audio descriptive version here

Over the course of 12 months, clients have the support of a dedicated employment advocate working closely together to help them move forward to the point where employment is a realistic and attainable goal.

More than 2,400 people have been supported by the programme since October 2020 with over half of these progressing on to formal education, training or other skills development. More than a third of participants progressed into Employment or a work-related activity such as volunteering. 

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