Work Matters

Author: 
Sodha, Sonia and Grant, Eugene
Publisher/Journal: 
St Mungo's
Publication year: 
2010

Report by Demos on homelessness and worklessness. Looks at barriers to employment for homeless people, including lack of basic skills (such as being able to read and write), poor physical and mental health and lack of confidence; the 'benefits trap' and financial disincentives; and the limitations of mainstream Government services in helping homeless people move into work. Calls on the Government to commission a cross-departmental strategy to tackle worklessness among the most vulnerable in society; provide support to address basic skills among long-term unemployed people; and review funding arrangements for specialist voluntary sector support services. Campaign Summary also available.

Publisher: 
Size: 
A4, 44 pages. Summary: A4, 20 pages.
Cost: 
Free online document.
Availability: 
In print