01 February 2023
'Opening the door' to employment in healthcare
New evaluation of a programme targeted at people with lived experience of homelessness
The NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce has published an evaluation of an access to employment programme in the NHS targeted at those with lived experience of homelessness.
The pilot programme, involving the homelessness charities Pathway and Groundswell and five NHS Trusts in England, resulted in jobs being offered by the Trusts to 10 people out of the 22 people who had taken the associated three-day employability course.
The report author, Ian Kessler, is Deputy Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce. He is also Professor of Public Policy and Management at King’s Business School.
Read Prof Kessler's introduction to his report on the blog.
Kessler, I. (2023) Access to Employment in NHS Health Care Support Worker Roles for People with Lived Experience of Homelessness: Programme Evaluation Final Report. London: NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, The Policy Institute, King’s College London.
November 2023 update
The Recruiting people with experience of homelessness toolkit from NHS Employers, which was informed by Ian Kessler’s study, was published 29 November 2023.