Our Welfare to Work employability service supports individuals to manage and overcome health barriers, enabling them find and keep a job if they are out of work. The service is provided through the DWP Work & Health Programme.
Our nurse-led team of health care professionals provide a telephone-based service across the United Kingdom. We help participants manage their health conditions and identify their physical capabilities.
An in depth report enables work coaches to better understand the participants health and capabilities and how best to support their return to employment.
The service is funded by the Department for Work & Pensions, meaning there is no cost to the participants or potential employers.
Working directly with the participants, our nurses and occupational health specialists provide information from our digital Health Knowledge Bank, sign posting to local support services, and self-help tools for health promotion.
The service is recognised for its specific focus on mental health. We provide invaluable support and guidance for participants suffering from depression, anxiety or mental health issues that would otherwise have lengthy waits for NHS services.
To get referred, individuals should ask their work coach if they are eligible. If they don’t have a work coach, they should go to the local Jobcentre Plus and ask to speak to a work coach about the Work and Health Programme.
For further information about the programme, visit the gov.uk website