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Extra support from DWP Providers

There is extra support available from DWP Providers to help people get and keep a job. A Jobcentre Plus work coach may recommend this help to you, but if you meet certain criteria, you can also apply direct.

  • If you have a disability which is affecting your ability to find a job; or face other barriers to getting a job, then the Work and Health Programme may be able to offer personalised support
  • And if you have a disability and face a combination of personal, health, and work related challenges to finding a job, then we can offer intensive support

Support from the Work and Health Programme

If you have a disability which is affecting your ability to find a job; or face other barriers to getting a job, then the Work and Health Programme may be able to offer personalised support. This could be right for you if you are:

  • A carer or former carer
  • Homeless
  • A former member of the armed forces or an armed forces reservist
  • The partner of a current or former member of the armed forces
  • A care leaver
  • A young person in a gang
  • A refugee
  • A victim of domestic violence
  • Dependent (or have been dependent) on drugs or alcohol and it’s preventing you from getting work
  • An ex-offender and you’ve completed a custodial or community sentence
  • An offender serving a community sentence

If eligible, you’d be assigned a key worker to give you personalised support based on your needs. They can help identify skills and employment needs, help you get prepared for work, and help with finding suitable opportunities when you’re ready. They’ll even keep supporting you for an initial period after you start a job.

If you want to apply for help or find out more, then just get in touch with the provider in your part of the country. They’ll check whether you are eligible.

Area Contact
Central England & Home CountiesEmail Shaw Trust or call 0800 389 0082
North East England Visit Reed In Partnership online or call 0800 015 5332
North West EnglandVisit Ingeus online, email Ingeus or call 0161 936 0127 (in Greater Manchester) or 0151 940 0042 (elsewhere in the North West). For Manchester, you can also visit InWorkGM.
Southern EnglandVisit Seetec Pluss online
London (West)Email Shaw Trust or call 0800 389 0082
London (Central)Visit Ingeus online, email Ingeus or call 0161 936 0127
London (South)Visit Reed in Partnership online, email Reed in Partnership or call 0800 015 5332
London (East)Visit Maximus UK online, email Maximus UK or call 0300 456 8110
WalesVisit Remploy online, email Remploy or call 0300 456 8110
ScotlandThere is similar support available to people in Scotland.

Intensive Support

Disabled people who face a combination of personal, health, and work related challenges to finding a job, can also access extra help through the Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme.

This might be suitable for you if:

  • you have a disability and need personalised help to overcome the multiple challenges facing you moving into work
  • you feel you are a year or more away from moving into work, without some additional support.

If eligible, you’d be assigned a key worker and offered coaching to help build your independence, confidence and motivation, as well as work experience to help boost your career prospects. You will also be given up to 6 months of in-work support if you move in to work.

If you want to apply for help or find out more, then just get in touch with the provider in your part of the country. They’ll check whether you are eligible.

Area Contact
Central England & Home CountiesEmail Shaw Trust or call 0800 389 0082
North East England Visit Working Ways or call 0800 015 5332
North West England Email The Growth Company or call 07901 239 515
Southern England Email Fedcap or call 0800 917 9262
Wales Visit Remploy online, email Remploy or call 0300 456 8091
ScotlandThere is similar support available to people in Scotland.