Work Programme

Topics: 
Commissioning, Procurement, Supply chain contracting, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

The Government will fail to create a level playing field in the competition between bidders for the Work and Health programme, according to new research published by the independent think tank Reform. Bidding has started for the Work and Health Programme, which will provide back-to-work services for long term unemployed and disabled people from October 2017.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Guidance

Since April 2014, unemployed people leaving the Work Programme (the Government’s main welfare-to-work scheme) are required to participate in Help to Work. Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants who have not secured lasting employment after two years on the Work Programme will be referred to one of three options: • Daily work search reviews – claimants attend the jobcentre daily; • Community Work Placements – claimants undertake work placements of benefit to the local community; • Mandatory Intervention Regime – claimants receive more intensive support from

Publisher: 
Local Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Access To Work, Local Government, Policy, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

The Local Government Association has published Realising Talent: a new framework for devolved employment and skills. It is the final report in a collaborative series with the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion. It recommends options for the devolution of employment and skills, which LGA believes can be practicably implemented by a new or returning Government.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Best practice

A report by the Work Programme: Building Best Practice Group that looks at how the Work Programme can be improved. The Minister for Employment established the Work Programme: Building Best Practice Group to provide recommendations to improve the existing Work Programme and influence the development of any future Work Programme.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-programme-building-best-...

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Access To Work, Equality & Diversity, Work Choice, Work Programme, Health & Wellbeing, Supported employment, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

The document Closing the Gap: Priorities for Essential Change in Mental Health outlines 25 areas for health and care services to take action which will make a difference to the lives of people with mental health conditions. These changes will mean that the system is fairer for people with mental health problems. The document aims to encourage the NHS to take mental health as seriously and treat it as importantly as physical health.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Work Choice, Work Programme, Health & Wellbeing, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

The Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health jointly commissioned RAND Europe to investigate these issues by reviewing existing evidence, consulting stakeholders and conducting an economic analysis. The project addressed the following central question: What is the best approach to improve employment outcomes for people with common mental health problems (both diagnosed and undiagnosed)?

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Learning disabilities, Mental health, Work Choice, Work Programme, Supported employment, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

The government provides financial support to disabled people and those with health conditions who are unable to work. Many are able to work, but are prevented from doing so because of:

  • false understanding of what individuals are capable of
  • employment support that does not meet people’s needs
  • an inflexible benefits system

The government is already working hard to tackle these issues, but is determined to do even more to help disabled people and those with health conditions to get into, stay in and progress in work.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, Merlin, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

The Merlin Standard is a standard of behaviour which DWP prime providers are expected to adhere to in their relationship with their subcontractors. It is designed to encourage excellence in supply chain management by DWP prime providers. This ensures the fair treatment of sub-contractors and development of healthy high performing supply chains. The development of the Merlin Standard responded directly to concerns raised by DWP providers, especially those not operating as prime contractors, around potential unfair treatment within supply chains.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Procurement, Supply chain contracting, DWP, Merlin, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Web link

The Merlin Standard has been designed to recognise and promote sustainable excellence and positive partnership working within supply chains and provide guidance to those seeking to achieve it.

http://www.merlinstandard.co.uk/

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