WHP Pioneer Eligibility

Find and keep a job with WHP Pioneer
To qualify for WHP Pioneer, you must be economically inactive (not currently employed or in training) and face one or more of the following barriers to employment:

1. Have a disability or health condition recognised under the Equality Act 2010.
2. Meet the early access criteria:

• Ex-offender (someone who has completed a custodial or community sentence) or offender (someone who is serving a community sentence)
• Carer or ex-carer
• Homeless person
• Former member of His Majesty’s (HM) Armed Forces or member of the HM
• Armed Forces reserves
• Partner of current or former HM Armed Forces personnel
• Person for whom a drug/alcohol dependency, including a history of, presents a significant barrier to employment
• Care leaver
• Refugee
• Young person in a gang
• Afghan Resettlers
• Ukrainian Evacuees

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What does Economically inactive mean?

“Economically inactive” refers to individuals who are not currently employed or engaged in formal education or training. They fall into one of the following categories:

• Universal Credit – Work Preparation
• Universal Credit – Work Focused Interview Only
• Universal Credit – No Work-Related Requirements
• Universal Credit – Light Touch Out of Work
• Universal Credit – Conditionality Unknown
• Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
• Employment and Support Allowance Contributory (ESAC)
• Incapacity Benefit (IB)
• Income Support (IS)
• Passport Incapacity Benefit (PIB)
• Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA)
• Training Allowance (TA)
• Not in receipt of any “out of work” benefit.

Apply today!

Complete our expression of interest form and a member of our team will be in touch with you within one working day.

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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.

Shaw Trust is commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide the Work and Health Programme in Central England and the Home Counties.

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