Presentation on theme: "An introduction to Rehab JobFit & the Work Programme in Wales"— Presentation transcript:
1 An introduction to Rehab JobFit & the Work Programme in Wales Gill Owens Supply Chain Manager – S Wales
2 The Work ProgrammeThe Work Programme is a new payment-by-results Welfare to Work programme launched throughout Great Britain in June Along with the Universal Credit benefit reforms, it is central to the Coalition Government’s ambitious programme of welfare reform
3 Key elements of the Work Programme Replaces The New Deals, Employment Zones & Flexible New Deal7/8 Customer groups across JSA & IB/ESA ClaimantsProviders expected to support people for longer periods of timePayments by results - based on outcomes and sustainabilityBiggest transfer of risk – from state to non stateNO Job Start PaymentAn end to ‘Creaming & Parking’ -Providers to support harder to help customers and rewarded for doing so.A ‘Black box’ approach to encourage genuine innovationPrime providers expected to work with a broad-range of partners, from the public, private and the voluntary sector to deliver personalised, localised service and specialist provision.
4 Work Programme in Wales 2 Prime Contractors1 - Established - Working Links (WLs)1 – New – Rehab Jobfit (RJF)2 ApproachesWLs % internal % SubcontractedRJF Managing Agent % Subcontractedclaimants through Work Programmeduring 5 year contract50/50 split for 1st 18 monthsWP participants ineligible for pre employment ESF funded provision
6 The Rehab Group is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, with a current turnover of £180million, providing service in four EU member states. The Group currently provides training, employment, health and social care and commercial services for some 46,000 people each year.The Rehab Group is one of only two voluntary organisations of the eighteen prime contractors delivering the Work Programme in the UK.Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. It offers advice, design, construction and facilities management services for society’s infrastructure and provides a range of plant and equipment in specialist fields. Interserve is based in the UK; it has revenue of £1.9billion and a workforce of 625,000 people worldwide.
7 What this partnership brings to the work programme: Proven track record in supporting people back to workStrong supply chain management skills (deliver £2bn public services – 60% is through sub-contracting)Track record of delivering outsourced government programmesStrong links into local government and employer communitiesFinancial stability and maximum funding to the customerVoluntary/public sector input (58% of end to end providers)
9 Wales Supply Chain Antur Teifi A4E BTCV Capital Engineering Neath Port Talbot CouncilFutureworks (At Pembrokeshire Council)Scout EnterprisesTBG LearningTydfil TrainingVale of Glamorgan CouncilNorth Wales TrainingCeredigion Training
10 Jobfit’s Provider Approach Small Jobfit Supply Chain teamSubcontracted ‘Black Box’ deliveryLight Touch – re enforcementSupported/Partnership approachEstablish a legacy in Wales through specialist projects & productsRe-invest in delivery
11 Product led Self Employment Employer Academy Social Enterprise Recruitment AgenciesIT SolutionsSeasonalityEmployer AcademyIn Work SupportLocal AuthoritiesWork Based LearningHousing Associations
12 Our experience to date TUPE process End to End Providers all in place Working through IT challengesReferral volumes – not as forecast in numbers nor mixEarly need for specialist providersClarity around sanctionsDeveloping strong relationships with suppliers
13 Total people started on programme 8,471 (91%) Job Entry 690 PerformanceTo end October 2011Total people referred9,276Total people started on programme8,471 (91%)Job Entry690(8.1% starts; 7.4% referrals)
15 Plans for the future Embedding core processes Strong emphasis on sustainabilityDriving performance across the supply chainProviding maximum support to smaller suppliersContinuing to build specialist provider portfolioStaying flexible and responsive
16 Challenges Unemployment “hot spots” Current shrinking labour market/financial crisisCustomer flows/ financial re- modellingDelivering an effective supply chain working-cultural challenge – payment model/customer groupsDriving performance and efficienciesEnsuring local involvementEncouraging Skills investmentPartnership working to deliver a joined up approach