Work and Health Programme contracts announced

InWork GM, a new alliance partnership between the Manchester Growth Company and ingeus UK, has been chosen to deliver the Work and Health Programme in Greater Manchester.

The new programme will support people who are out of work due to poor health and disabilities and has been designed to respond to one of Greater Manchester’s strategic aims to reduce long-term unemployment and help more residents into sustained employment. The programme, part-financed by the European Social Fund, will build on Greater Manchester’s successful Working Well programme. Delivery begins in late January 2018.

Meanwhile, Shaw Trust has been awarded the contract to deliver the Work and Health Programme in West london. Procured by the West London Alliance, Shaw Trust will deliver joined up health and employment support to unemployed people and those with health conditions in the West London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.

Commenting on the provisional contract award, Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive said:

“ Shaw Trust is delighted to have been provisionally awarded the Work and Health Programme contract in West London. This is a fantastic result, and is an endorsement of the work our delivery teams do day in day out to support Londoners into work, as well of our community-focused delivery model. We are now looking forward to working with our commissioner, local partners and stakeholders to make the Work and Health Programme in West London a success.”