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The Work and Health Programme

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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.

The West London Alliance

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.

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.

Individualised for you

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).

Our partners

Shaw Trust is delivering the programme in partnership with:

Enable Shropshire logo
Enable Shropshire, CPA 1, Shropshire
Olympus Care Services logo
Olympus Care Services, CPA 1, Northamptonshire
WiseAbility logo
WiseAbility, CPA 1, Warwickshire
Inspire to Independence
Inspire to Independence, CPA 1, Stoke on Trent
Steps to Work
Steps to Work, CPA 1, Dudley and Sandwel
APM logo
APM, CPA 1, Birmingham Solihull and Coventry
Sussex Community Development Association logo
Sussex Community Development Association, CPA1, East Sussex
Papworth Trust Logo
Papworth Trust, CPA 5, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Realise Futures logo
Medway Council logo
Medway Council, CPA 5, Medway

Feedback or complaints

If you have any feedback on the programme or if you wish to make a complaint please email or call 0300 30 33 117.