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Frontier Economics conducted an external assessment of the economic and social benefits of DFN Project SEARCH.

The research highlighted that, in addition to the interns’ employment outcomes and work skills, the programme positively impacts families and society. As interns spend five days a week in the programme, families have more free time, which could be used for career development, consequently increasing the families’ income. The reduction in care time is associated with improved health and mental health of families.


Society benefits come in the form of reduced access to Universal Credit, and also with businesses accessing a talented workforce.


You can read the full report here: Assessment of Economic Social Benefits of DFN – Oct 22