Rethinking ‘work’ – A look towards a ‘broad work’ concept

12th November 2005.

It is striking how bold policy makers have been in rethinking welfare – and how cautious in rethinking work. This Local Work considers how a redefinition of work could provide a new, more effective route to full employment. We believe that the problems faced by individuals in their attempts to find work are inextricably bound up with the problems that often confront whole communities. Solutions to unemployment and urban decay should then be both broader and inter-linked, with greater subsequent payoffs for people and places.