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Case Study 4

Households Into Work (HiW)

HiW is a scheme to help the long-term unemployed into training and work.  Delivered by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, HiW is a pilot scheme funded by both the Combined Authority and the Department for Work and pensions (DWP).

HiW supported more than 800 households in its first year of operation with 25 advocates baseed in each of the six LCRCA area working with households where two or more adults are not in work due to a complex set of circumstances and are unable to engage in a sustained search for employment.    

LCRCA appointed Amion Consulting to undertake a review of the first year of operations with Pion Economics providing statistical support and analysis.

The Pion team has modelled the likelihood of HiW participants achieving a range of specified outcomes, controlling for a range of individual level and household characteristics, the nature of the underlying challenges alongside duration and progress within the scheme.  A multilevel modelling approach was adopted within a limited dependent variable structure.

A secondary set of analyses were also undertaken modelling patterns of progression within the scheme using an ordered limited dependent variable process.