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DWP - Work and Health Programme

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The Work and Health Programme helps you find and keep a job if you’re out of work.


You could be eligible if you live in England or Wales and you’re:

  • disabled
  • out of work
  • a carer or former carer
  • a homeless person
  • a former member of His Majesty’s (HM) armed forces
  • a member of the HM armed forces reserves
  • the partner of a current or former member of HM armed forces
  • a care leaver
  • a young person in a gang or at risk of being involved with a gang
  • a refugee
  • a victim of domestic violence
  • dependent (or have been dependent) on drugs or alcohol and it’s preventing you from getting work
  • an ex-offender and you’ve completed a custodial or community sentence
  • an offender serving a community sentence

You do not have to be getting benefits to apply.

What You’ll Get:

You’ll get personal support to help you:

  • identify your employment needs
  • match your skills to work that’s available
  • put you in touch with employers
  • find long-term employment
  • get training to help you find work
  • manage health problems to reduce their impact on work

How to Apply:

Ask your work coach if you’re eligible. They will apply for you.

If you don’t have a work coach, go to your local Jobcentre Plus and ask to speak to a work coach about the Work and Health Programme.

National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 16 years to 66 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
  • Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET)
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs


c/o Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Caxton House, Tothill Street
United Kingdom


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Last updated 14 June 2024