In March 2015 the Welsh Government commissioned Wavehill to conduct an on-going evaluation until 2017 of the Lift Programme. The programme has been established in nine delivery areas across Wales and is based within 12 Communities First Clusters. The Lift programme aims to offer 5,000 employment and training opportunities between 2014-2017 to individuals from households that have been out of work for at least 6 months.
The evaluation has involved the assessment of how the programme has been set up in each of the nine Cluster areas and the extent to which this conforms to the initial theory of Lift. The latter phases of the evaluation will apply quasi-experiment methods to provide an indication of Lift’s effectiveness in helping participants to find work or to undergo activities that significantly boost their job prospects.
Contact: Oliver Allies