Work Inclusion: a guide to best practice - executive summary

Unemployed people from excluded groups often require tailored support from voluntary organisations, public sector bodies and business to make it possible for them to gain and sustain employment.


The Guide supports companies in developing initiatives that are relevant for people who want to work but may face one or more barriers which could include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Are homeless

  • Are ex-offenders

  • Are lone parents

  • Have been in care

  • Live with physical or mental disabilities

  • Possess few qualifi cations and skills

  • Have past experience of alcohol or drug addictions

  • Have caring responsibilities 

Business plays a critical role in addressing this issue, and can reap significant business benefits at the same time.

This executive summary provides guidance for businesses on setting up programmes to include these excluded groups.

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