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DWP - Work and Health Programme

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Description

The Work and Health Programme helps you find and keep a job if you’re out of work. It’s voluntary - unless you’ve been out of work and claiming unemployment benefits for 24 months.

Eligibility

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

  • disabled
  • out of work and have claimed unemployment benefits for 24 months
  • a carer or former carer
  • homeless
  • a former member of the armed forces or an armed forces reservist
  • the partner of a current or former member of the armed forces
  • a care leaver
  • a young person in 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 don’t 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. 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.

Cost
Free
Locality
National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 16 years to 99 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
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Last updated 28 February 2024