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Work and Health Programme (WHP)

Working with you to help you back into sustainable employment

Get back into work
Providing you with tailored support to help you find a job

The Work and Health Programme was launched in November 2017 and is specifically aimed at helping people to find suitable and sustainable employment. It is a 15-month Welfare to Work programme commissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) that is designed to improve employment outcomes for people with health conditions or disabilities, the long-term unemployed (LTU) and specified disadvantaged groups. The Work and Health Programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund.

We are currently delivering this programme across Reading, Slough, High Wycombe, Newbury, Bracknell, Chesham and Maidenhead.

Getting to know you

Your journey with us starts with us getting to know you. This could be via a phone call, over a cup of tea or during a welcome session – whatever works best for you. We’ll assign you your very own employment coach who will help you plan your journey back into employment.


They will work with you to identify your strengths, skills and abilities and identify any barriers you may have to employment. We want to understand your needs, circumstances and aspirations to ensure that we are giving you the right support and to ultimately help you achieve your goals. We’ll design a package of support that is right for you.


We know everyone is different and a “one-size-fits-all” approach doesn’t work. So, your journey might look different to someone else’s. Our service is fully flexible to meet your needs.


Everyone’s journey will be different, but each customer will get access to the full range of support we offer. They will have access to:

  • dedicated advisers

  • ongoing assessments to understand your needs

  • online and face to face sessions

  • group workshops

  • job search advice

  • CV development

  • access to ‘hidden’ jobs

  • interview coaching

  • skills training and qualifications

  • online support 24/7

  • health and wellbeing support

  • help with budgeting

  • self-employment support

And our help doesn’t stop when you find work – we offer an in-work support service to make sure both you and your employer are happy in work.


We are on hand to answer any questions, help you to overcome any challenges you might face and help you settle into your new job. And if for any reason your job doesn’t work out, then we’ll do everything we can to help you find a new one.

For more details about the Work and Health programme or to express an interest complete the form below, email give us a call on 0800 917 9262.


Is your health holding you back?

If so, we can help you to bridge the gap between any health issues and securing work. By fully understanding your health issue your personal consultant and health adviser will tailor the service to your requirements, making sure any employment goals and aspirations are suitable for you.

Work and Health Programme

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