The Work and Health Programme helps you to find and keep a job if you’re out of work. The Programme, which is tailored to your needs, is designed to help you if you’ve been out of work and claiming unemployment benefits for 24 months.
The Programme will help you improve your employment outcomes by enabling you to develop the skills you need to get into work. It will also support you if you have a health condition or disability.
Shaw Trust is commissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide the Work and Health Programme in Central England and the Home Counties.
An individualised approach
The Work and health programme is different from other employment programmes because it recognises that everyone:
- Is different
- Has their own set of challenges
- Has their own individual reasons for being out of work
- Will have a different path to finding a job
It is not a “one-size” fits all approach. That is why it works.
Our tailored approach focuses on seven key areas:
- Friends, family and personal responsibilities
- Physical health, mental health and mood management
- Skills and experience
- Housing and money
- Finding and preparing for work
Join the Work and Health Programme
For more information on signing up to the Programme speak to your Work Coach at the Job Centre Plus (JCP).
The West London Alliance
In West London, Shaw Trust works with the West London Alliance to help residents get into work. Whether you’ve recently lost your job or have been unemployed for a longer time, Shaw Trust is here to support you to develop your skills, find and apply for the jobs you want and get into work. Covering Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow, the Programme offers you a tailored approach that works for you.