Social Justice Strategy
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (DWP), launched the Social Justice Strategy on 13 March 2012. The strategy sets out the Government's strong commitment to giving individuals and families facing multiple disadvantages the support and tools they need to help themselves.
The strategy refers to the ESFi support to help troubled families into work. To try to halt the cycle of inter-generational disadvantage that can be seen
in some families, DWP has put in place work-focused support specifically for troubled families in England where no-one is working or where there is a history of inter-generational worklessness.
The £200 million support, funded by the European Social Fund, will be tailored to individual families’ needs, offering family members the opportunity to engage in work-related activities, address issues which are preventing them from working and enhance their chances of returning to the labour market, either directly or through the Work Programme.
One of the case studies in the strategy is Recycling Lives, a charity that works with vulnerable and marginalised people which won an ESF sustainable development mainstreaming award in 2011.
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