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Evaluation of ESF Peer Mentoring Wales

This report presents a process and outcome evaluation of the Peer Mentoring Wales (PMW) project. The project, overseen by the Welsh Government, has the primary aim of assisting ex-substance misusers across Wales to enter employment or further learning. It was funded by the European Social Fund initially for a four-year period (October 2009 to September 2013), funding subsequently being extended until March 2014. PMW has been delivered throughout by six different providers, all of which have developed links with employers and employment agencies, trained some clients as peer mentors to support others, and offered a variety of courses, opportunities for volunteering or work experience, and other activities to raise motivation and prepare people for work.