Supported Employment proof of concept - local authorities announced

We have finally received confirmation of the local authorities that will participate in the DWP supported employment proof of concept initiative.  The announcement had been delayed for 10 weeks by the election but the local authorities were informed this morning.

You can read more about the background to the supported employment proof of concept trials, including the tender documents.

The following nine local authorities have been informed and invited to participate in the initiative:

  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • City of York Council
  • Croydon Council
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Kent County Council
  • Shropshire Council
  • Stockport Council
  • Telford and Wrekin Council

All the authorities are members of BASE and we will be offering support to them over the 18 month period. Design workshops are planned for 8-9 August. We'll bring you more news when we can.