The national Work and Health Programme is funded by The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) & European Social Fund (ESF) as part of contracted additional employment support. The £39M programme provides up to 21 months support for people who have been unemployed for 24 months or more or have long-term health conditions and/or disabilities.
The programme provides support to help residents to achieve and retain employment and is delivered by Maximus UK on behalf of Local London across our 8 Local London boroughs and Bromley. Nationally, 80% of WHP participants have disabilities, but that figure is 84% across Local London.
A significant proportion of participants would be unlikely to find work without the support of the programme, so it can be totally life-changing for participants.
Since its inception in 2018, over 4,000 people have found work through the programme, and although the pandemic prevented face to face delivery, our delivery providers switched to on-line and phone delivery and managed to keep the programme on track and support participants throughout.
The programme is currently being delivered through either remote or face to face delivery, depending on the needs of participants.
To find out more visit whp.maximusuk.co.uk/london.
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