Evaluation of Education and Employment Programs for Social Housing Tenants (Housing NSW, Department of Family and Community Services) Inca Consulting
undertook an evaluation of an initiative comprising three demonstration projects, which sought to enhance the education and training opportunities
of some of social housing tenants, particularly those living in highly disadvantaged estates. The project involved a comprehensive literature review to establish a rationale for the approaches and to identify good practice principles through examination of the research on both Australian and overseas initiatives.
The evaluation analysed program data
collected by the NGOs implementing the projects. The evaluation also included surveys
of the majority of participants as well as qualitative in-depth interviews
with a selection of participants and program stakeholders. Recommendations
regarding continuation and adaptation of the models for broader implementation were provided.