My Journey Job Centre Plus partnership project

Client: Transport for South Hampshire

Sector: Transport and Employment

Brief: Research, develop and deliver an LSTF transport partnership project with the Jobcentre Plus which would address the key LSTF aims of increased economic growth and reduced CO2.

Deliverables: Following desk top research and complicated negotiations with a large number of bus companies a three staged evolving pilot across five Jobcentres was established to address cost as a barrier to employment, help broaden transport horizons and support use of public transport. The pilots involved free monthly bus tickets to 18-24 year old job seekers, free travel advice and coaching in resources available, or a combination of the two. In 2013 over 900 young people have benefitted from free travel and over 2000 have received travel advice. Numbers finding work that received free travel were 30% higher than those not participating.