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IXION CG Ltd drives research-based delivery changes ahead of new DWP “Work Programme”

The Not-For-Profit Ixion Holdings Ltd Group, led by Ixion CG Ltd, is implementing cutting-edge academic and field based research across its companies to inform its effective delivery of welfare to work provision. New motivational psychometrics and coaching & questioning techniques are being implemented to prevent inter-generational worklessness ahead of the implementation of the DWP’s new Work Programme.

As part of Anglia Ruskin University, Ixion CG has direct access to International Quality research, with Anglia Ruskin University being rated as “the UK’s top-rated psychology department in a new university for the quality of their research.”[1]

Controlled trials across the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, the UK and Europe have compared the value and experience of “Individual Placement and Support” (IPS) participants with more traditional “train & place” methods which provided vocational training and job preparation before looking for competitive placement.

Whilst Individual Placement and Support has traditionally been implemented with chronic mental health and behavioural issues, the key tenets – and results – can deliver considerable results across most demographics. Whilst this commonality will be essential under the single Work Programme, it is particularly pertinent for the 500,000+ beneficiaries[1] with less chronic mental health issues (such as depression) on Incapacity Benefit. This group will surely be a target of Ian Duncan-Smith, Chris Grayling and David Freud’s drive to “encourage” specific groups back to work through support and a reduced ‘benefits cushion’.

“Our revised approach incorporates motivational psychometrics and coaching techniques to re-invigorate beneficiaries and address two of the key barriers to employment: a lack of confidence and a perceived lack of support.” Vice President of Ixion CG Ltd, Darren Coppin said.

For the Full Press release and for further details Contact Amanda Planting, Group Head of Communications

07887 832 832;

[1] Of the 2,500,000 Incapacity Benefit Claimants in early 2010, 40% (1m) were due to Mental & Behavioural Issues (ONS 2006). The Sainsbury Centre estimate that 1-2% of the UK working population endure chronic/severe mental health issues (ca 450,000), thus over ½ million less severe sufferers on IB.

[1] 80% of Anglia Ruskin University’s research was rated as being of “International Quality”, with 45% of research activity judged to be either “World Leading” or “Internationally Excellent” in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The Research Assessment Exercise was conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

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