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We are excited to be seeking an evaluation specialist to assess the impact of our IPS Works mental health and employability programme, which we deliver in partnership with EACH Counselling and Support.  Interested bidders should email their proposal by 5pm on Friday 19th August.

The IPS Works programme

Co-funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund via the national Building Better Opportunities programme, the IPS Works programme supports unemployed and economically inactive people with common mental disorders who are over 19 to progress and sustain employment across seven North West London boroughs. The programme started in March 2017 and will end in June 2023 and involves significant numbers of men and women from minority backgrounds.

Referral partnerships

Working closely with NHS IAPTs, local job centres and community organisations, the programme aims to act as a crucial part of local networks to support residents' recovery and self-empowerment to enable a better future for themselves, their families, and their community at large.

EACH Counselling and Support

Supported by our partner, EACH Counselling and Support, the programme reaches areas with historic barriers to accessing vital support services mainly for people from diverse linguistic, cultural, and religious communities.  EACH's work accounts for 15% of the project's total delivery, reaching many women from minority backgrounds, victims of domestic violence, those who haven't engaged in services before and those for whom English language development is required. They operate hyper-local to engage with these specific groups supporting them to move closer to sustainable employment, and the evaluation will include data from their work.

Evaluation objectives

We want to evaluate the longitudinal impacts of the programme on participants and harvest that learning to understand what programme developments would best meet the future needs of participants given the emerging socio-economic context. 

The evaluation will look to answer questions including:

  1. What have the medium-to-long term benefits been for people who have participated in the IPS Works programme?
  2. What are the broader impacts for participants? e.g. for their families and communities?
  3. What aspects of the programme made the most difference for participants in achieving positive outcomes?
  4. What insights can be drawn for future delivery across North-West London that would best respond to the current needs of people seeking employment with common mental health problems?


We anticipate the evaluation will include:

  • Light touch literature review related to employability and common mental health and broader/longitudinal impact.
  • Light touch literature review related to the current employability challenges in North-West London.
  • Participant surveys and interviews covering both qualitative and quantitative aspects of their post-IPS Works journey.

Project outputs

We anticipate the successful bidder will produce a draft and final report detailing:

-          the main findings;

-          recommendations for future delivery;

-          wider implications for government and policy.

Cost estimate

Potential providers must submit proposals that do not exceed £45,000 (inc. VAT).

Submission requirements

Your proposal to complete the work must include:

-          A written proposal outlining how you meet the requirements outlined in this brief (maximum 4 pages of A4);

-          A financial proposal outlining your cost estimate to complete the work which must fall within the available pricing envelope outlined above;

-          Two references from previous clients you have delivered evaluative work for.


Completed submissions must be emailed to Twining Enterprise's Chief Executive Oli Jacobs on o.jacobs@twiningenterprise.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 19th August 2022.

More information

This call for tender is also being advertised on the Government’s public sector contract portal where you will find more information about the evaluation requirement.  For more information please click here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/ef8559b9-685a-428b-abc8-7ab707de6352

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