This report updates the South West TEC reports completed in 1998. These reports offered a profile of the labour market position of various disadvantaged groups within the South West. They proved useful as individual documents and a need to update them has been recognised for some time.
This report seeks to examine how policy and strategy has changed since the reports were last published and provide an "overview" of the multiple disadvantage experienced by many residents in the region. In addition, and in recognition of the success of the TEC reports, chapters are included offering a profile of the issues as they relate specifically to the European Social Fund (ESF) beneficiary groups.
The report comprises a main overarching report and nine separate chapters which have been designed to stand alone. They can be downloaded (all Adobe Acrobat PDFs) from the following links:
|Summary||Main Report||Black and Minority Ethnic Communities|
|Drugs and Alcohol Misuse||Ex-offenders||Homelessness|
|Lone Parents||Older Workers||People with disabilities|
|Returners to the labour market||Young People at Risk of Exclusion||Annexes and bibliography|