Research and Evaluation

Tomorrow’s People is committed to a programme of research that helps us identify the key issues affecting our clients. This helps us to respond to the challenges encountered by the people we work with. To build our research programmes, we source information from service users, delivery partners and, most importantly, our experts on the front-line.

Tomorrow’s People undertakes internal evaluation of performance, impact and the quality of our services. We also work with external analysts and economists to ensure regular independent review of the value of our work, both for users and the wider economy. Most recently, a team of volunteer economists from the Bank of England have investigated the social return on investment of our wider involvement in the employment sector. Other agencies, such as OPM and Tank Consulting have reviewed the effectiveness of specific programmes.

    Proving our value

  • Evaluating the Net Social Benefits of Youth Employment Programmes

    Volunteer economists from the Bank of England - 2016

    This analysis, undertaken by volunteer economists from the Bank of England, through Pro Bono Economics, updates an earlier study by FTI Consulting and finds that for every £100 invested in the Working It Out programme between 2007 and 2014, economic benefits worth £380 were delivered.

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  • Measuring the Social Impact of Tomorrow's People- an independent analysis

    FTI Consulting - 2011

    A social impact report of Tomorrow's People charitable programmes to help the long-term unemployed and socially disadvantaged into work.

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  • Twenty Year Evaluation of Tomorrow's People Trust Ltd

    Oxford Economic Forecast - 2004

    To coincide with the twentieth anniversary of its creation, the Diageo Foundation and Tomorrow’s People commissioned Oxford Economic Forecasting (OEF) to undertake an independent economic evaluation of its work.

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  • Groundbreaking programmes

  • Update Review of GP Service Poole

    Jefferies - 2016

    An updated evaluation of Impact, an in-surgery employment support service working with unemployed people recovering from injury or low levels of anxiety, depression or other mental health issues.

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  • Review of the Tomorrow's People and Three (Hutchinson 3G UK) Pre-Employment Programme

    Quereshi - 2016

    Review of the skills development and work placement programme based upon our Corporate Workroute model and designed in partnership with Three.

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  • Internal Evaluation of GP Service Poole

    Jefferies and Corley - 2016

    An evaluation of Impact, an in-surgery employment support service working with unemployed people recovering from injury or low levels of anxiety, depression or other mental health issues.

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  • Tomorrow’s People Trust Ltd. Getting Out To Work - Social Return on Investment Analysis

    Dr Richards, specialist on Social Return on Investment - 2015

    This report provides an outline of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis conducted to evaluate Getting Out To Work (GOTW), funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund and managed and operated by Tomorrow’s People.

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  • Tomorrow’s People Knowsley Positive Progress – Social Return on Investment Analysis

    Dr Richards, specialist on Social Return on Investment - 2015

    This report provides an outline of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis conducted to evaluate Knowsley Positive Progress (KPP), funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund and managed and operated by Tomorrow’s People.

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  • Positive Progress for Parents evaluation

    Tank Consultants - 2015

    An evaluation of Positive Progress for Parents, a programme which supports unemployed and workless parents facing social exclusion in Hastings and Rother, from November 2012 to March 2015.

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  • Review of Working It Out in Plymouth

    Corley - 2015

    This report is an in depth evaluation of how this programme was designed, what worked well, how it could be improved and it's impact.

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  • Working It Out - Final Evaluation

    Tank Consultants - 2013

    This is the evaluation report for Working It Out, covering the period from April 2011 to March 2013, including a 3 month tracking period to the end of June 2013 and funded by DfE.

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  • Evaluation of The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Funded Getting Out To Work project

    OPM - 2013

    Tomorrow’s People commissioned OPM to work alongside it to help evaluate the project. This pack
    presents findings from the final stage of the evaluation.

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  • Getting Families Ready for Work

    Tomorrow's People - 2009

    An evaluation of the Tomorrow's People programme focused on tackling the problem of intergenerational worklessness

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  • Getting Out to Work Merseyside, a Social Return on Investment Analysis

    New Economics Foundation - 2004

    An independent evaluation of Getting Out To Work that assesses the initiative's impact in terms of its effectiveness and its social and economic return to the wider community.

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  • Research

  • Doing well, Working well

    Tomorrow's People - 2013

    How can we help people to overcome health issues and enter employment? We draw together existing health and employment research, the experience of our past health-focussed programmes, our current project to address health and well-being issues, and our participants’ experiences.

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  • Can Social Finance Meet Social Need?

    Tomorrow's People - 2013

    A discussion on whether the current social finance model fits the needs of community based social enterprises. This paper contributes to the growing debate within the social enterprise movement.

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  • Future Digital Journeys

    Tomorrow's People - 2013

    How can digital technology help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds get and keep a job? Our research and innovation unit looks at how digital tools can be used to enhance young people's employability.

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  • Personalisation, Innovation and Economic Growth

    Tomorrow's People - 2011

    This report looks at ways to tackle long-term unemployment.

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  • The Early Bird, preventing young people from becoming a NEET statistic

    Jack Britton, Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan and Sam Mitchell- 2011

    This report is focused on identifying those that are most at risk of becoming NEET (Not in employment, education or training). This report documents the scale of the current problem and illustrates the group with the worst future trajectories.

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  • Report and Accounts

  • Report and Accounts

    Financial Statements - 2016

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  • Financial Statements - 2015

    These financial statements comply with current statutory requirements.

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