Work and welfare

LDAN employment work

Many drug and alcohol services in London are working with training and employment support services to create positive pathways to employment for their service users. However, to date this work has not been significantly highlighted or promoted within London. With funding from Trust for London, LDAN launched an employment project in 2009 to start building an evidence base on what works in employment for people with drug and alcohol problems, and influence pan-London and national policy in this area. The first phase ran for two years.

The second phase of the project, funded from 2011 to 2013, focussed directly on engaging and influencing London employers and educational establishments. The pan-London employment expert group drew from the business, public and charity sectors, service user representatives, and key service providers, and includes Job Centre Plus, the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, BeOnsite, Inclusion, St Mungos, the London Drug and Alcohol Forum, and A4E. The project looked to open up opportunities for the client group, and provide guidance and support to drug workers and service users through targeted events and information resources.

Pathways to employment (2014) (PDF)

Pathways to employment: case studies (2014) (PDF)

London Education, Training & Employment (ETE) Service Directory (2014) (PDF)

Pathways to employment in London: A guide for drug and alcohol services (2010) (PDF)

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (2013) (PDF)

Recovery from drugs use: opportunities for employers (2012) (PDF)

Getting into employment – opportunities for service users (2012) (PDF)

Other reports: the work programme, welfare reform etc

Bitesized briefing: Welfare reform update (PDF)

Waiting Days Response Universal Credit (PDF)

Independent review of Jobseeker’s Allowance Sanctions (2014) (PDF)

DrugScope response to the Department for Work and Pensions Commissioning Strategy Consultation (2013) (PDF)

Work Programme Pilots (2013) (PDF)

Work & Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into the role of Jobcentre Plus (2013) (PDF)

Results of the Autumn 2012 DrugScope Work Programme Survey (2012) (PDF)

Work capability assessment independent review 2013 (2013) (PDF)

Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into the Work Programme: the Experience of Different Customer Groups (2013) (PDF)