- Young people, agencies and family can use this form.
- To refer a potential participant, please complete this form and return it, along with all required evidence to your designated #Focus5 Key Worker
- A referral does not guarantee a place on #Focus5
- Speak with your local #Focus5 Key Worker who will provide guidance.
- If you would prefer to supply the information using a paper copy please use the PDF or email us at email@example.com
According to BBO guidance, if someone is economically inactive then they are “not in paid employment or self-employment and are not available for or not seeking work”. They may be in receipt of certain benefits (such as Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance) and could also be in training or education of some kind.
A participant may be classed as economically inactive if they are:
If someone is unemployed then they are
entirely without work, but are available for work and actively seeking work. They will usually be registered unemployed and be in receipt of unemployment benefits.
- distant from the labour market and need additional support, skills and confidence to enable them to move towards employment.
- a full-time student, even if they are registered as unemployed
- retired, disabled or a full-time carer (all subject to individual circumstances)
- receiving Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Income Support (IS) and not working
- not in receipt of benefits
- a Universal Credit claimant who is placed in the Work Preparation Requirement or Work Focused Interview Requirement conditionality groups
- on full-time parental leave (understood as absences from work to bring up a child of young age for a period which does not fall under the classification or maternity or paternity leave), unless they are already registered as unemployed