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The Work and Health Programme is a Welfare to Work programme commissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). It is designed to improve employment outcomes for people with health conditions or disabilities.

Whether it is helping to find suitable employment or indeed helping disabled people take their first steps towards job-seeking, work remains a key priority for Papworth Trust.

So we were delighted to secure a partnership with the Shaw Trust to deliver the Work and Health Programme in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

Over the next five years, and possibly beyond, we will be working with around 500 people each year to help them into employment through a personalised programme to address any issues that might be preventing individuals from returning,entering and retaining work.

The programme will also be looking at volunteering and work experience opportunities to help individuals ultimately secure employment.

What does Work and Health Programme offer?

  • Up to 15 months of support from a Papworth Trust support manager, both pre-employment and in the workplace
  • Access to a wide range of local support, including health and social care services, skills programmes, drug and alcohol addiction specialists, and advice and counselling
  • Delivery in four locations in Cambridgeshire
  • Strong employer relationships, including access to work trials and work placements.

Who is eligible?

Individuals may be eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:
  • Disabled or have a health condition
  • Not working and have been unemployed for two years or more (from April 2018)
  • A veteran, a reserve or a partner of a member of the Armed Forces Homeless
  • Have a drug or alcohol addiction, an ex-offender, carer, ex-carer, care leaver or a refugee.

Who should I contact to find out more?

Please contact either our Cambridge office (01223 478601) or our Peterborough office (0300 456 2354).
You can also email Ugne.Lekniute@papworthtrust.org.uk