Evaluation report helps understand barriers to employment

Blenheim has published an evaluation of the drug and alcohol Education, Training and Employment service it provides in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The report contains key messages from service users about their needs and the barriers they face in gaining employment.

In a timely evaluation, which has been submitted to the independent Black review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction and obesity, the report out lines a range of common barriers to gaining employment including;

  • Criminal records
  • Lack of confidence and low self esteem
  • Travel costs
  • Fear of benefit cuts
  • Being to old
  • Learning difficulties
  • Lack of computer skills
  • Poor literacy and numeracy skills
  • Poor mental and physical health

The report outlines how the service goes about addressing these issues and the impact the service has on people’s readiness for employment.

You can download the full report here – ETE Evaluation Report July 2015.

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