A new evaluation of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Spouse Employment Support (SES) Trial has shown the advantages of supporting spouses of Service personnel. The evaluation, funded by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), and conducted by The Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research, at Anglia Ruskin University, reviewed how spouses progressed when given specific support to improve their chances of employment.

Key findings of the evaluation detail the essential role of employment support in building spouses’ confidence; with 78% of participants saying their involvement in the Trial had had a positive impact on their lives. Additionally, spouses in the Trial highly valued the training opportunities made accessible to them. (Forces in Mind Trust, 23rd July 2018)

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