Tag: Work Programme
New 'Work and Health Programme' will help 45,000 fewer disabled people each year than the schemes it's replacing, report shows.
Government should avoid repeating the mistakes of the failed Work Programme and devolve responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme to all local areas, say council leaders.
The UK Government is to slash funding for employment support programmes by up to 80% following the Spending Review.
The government is replacing the 'Mandatory Work Activity' scheme and 'Community Work Placements' with a new 'Work and Health Programme'.
The Scottish Welfare Reform Committee has heard evidence of Jobcentre staff bullying benefit claimants, often reducing them to tears.
Unemployed people with mental health conditions are more likely to have their benefits stopped than supported into work, damning figures show.
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The Work Programme is making people with mental problems more unwell and pushing them further away from work, a leading charity says.
Psychologists embark on a mental health march to raise awareness of the devastating effect that cuts are having on their patients.
Less than 9% of sick and disabled people find work lasting at least three months, after one year on the Work Programme.
Scottish Greens have today (30 March) launched their 2015 general election manifesto, pledging to tackle poverty and rollback benefit cuts.
Less than 5% of long-term sick and disabled people find work through the Work Programme, DWP figures show.
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DWP say an 'army' of government 'jobs experts' will target unemployed people at a number of 'unusual locations'.
83% of people who lost their jobs due to mental health problems got worse while on the government's flagship back to work scheme.
The DWP has been accused of breaking the "letter and spirit" of the Smith Commission, after it emerged that lucrative Work Programme contracts are to be extended.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee criticised Work Programme providers for spending less than half of what they promised on 'harder-to-help' benefit claimants.
Local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales are issuing a call for a radical re-think of welfare-to-work policies.
The controversial Work Programme, dubbed 'workfare' by opponents to the scheme, is still failing to help large numbers of unemployed people into permanent work, figures show.
The highly controversial 'fit for work' test is “far from satisfactory” for people with mental health problems, a damning new report has found.
The report will be submitted to the United Nations expert bodies that monitor implementation with the relevant human rights treaties.
Rachel Reeves MP said that she plans to “challenge the status quo” of Government commissioned Work Programme contracts by opening up the scheme to smaller providers.
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