The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is introducing a new Work and Health Programme to support people receiving benefits like Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseekers Allowance, to progress into work.
Individuals will be supported by their Jobcentre Plus work coaches for a period of time before they access the new programme – planned to commence in November 2017.
The programme will provide a range of services to help you to secure a job. These could include:
Working Links has been delivering programmes like this since 2000, supporting more than 350,000 people who needed extra support to get back on their feet and into a suitable job. We understand how challenging things can be, but we also understand the positive effect employment can have on you and your family – we see it every day.
How the new programme will help you
The Work and Health Programme will see organisations like Working Links working closely together to deliver a range of services which will make it easier and simpler for you to access the support you need.
Support with health conditions and disabilities will be made more accessible, and you will be given better access to employers than you have seen before.
Our staff are experienced and dedicated and will work closely with you to design the journey which best fits your needs helping you to realise your full potential.
We are committed to making positive change and look forward to working with you along the journey.
Worksop woman Anita is currently being helped by Working Links’ partners Framework, delivering our ESF Family Support project in Nottinghamshire.
Our Dunfermaline team helped raise Adam Burrell’s self-esteem and, in turn, supported him into work in the care sector – a job he loves and one he hopes will lead to a long career.