LVSC responds to DWP’s new trailblazer pilot Support for Young People

LVSC responds to DWP's new trailblazer pilot Support for Young People

Last week DWP launched a new “trailblazer” Day One Support for Young People.

The provision will be open to 18-24 year olds JSA claimants who have less than 6 months work history. It is only running in North and South London, as it is part funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Young people will be required to undertake a 13 week work placement which has to be of benefit to the community (with a private or community-sector organisation) plus provider-led job search. The claimant must undertake 30 hours on work placement provision plus 10 hours of provider-led job search.

There will be two contracts in London, one in the North London Jobcentre Plus district ; and one in the South London Jobcentre Plus district. Performance will be measured against a control group in East and West London Districts.

Bids are due on 10 September 2012 (three weeks from Monday). Delivery to start this November, running for 11 months (referrals will be taken for the first 8 months).

Day One Support for Young People Trailblazer will be funded using DWP’s European Social Fund (ESF) Co-financing arrangements.  These funds have been made available by the Greater London Authority (GLA), who returned a proportion of their ESF funding for reallocation to DWP.

A basic overview is here:

DWP is procuring this through its ERSS Framework.

Please contact Steve if you think it might be useful to hold a partnership networking event on this (bearing in mind the tight timeframe).

Steve Kerr
Policy Officer – Employment and Skills

London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC)
T: 020 7832 5811

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