The Work and Health Programme helps you find and keep a job if you’re out of work.
It’s voluntary - unless you’ve been out of work and claiming unemployment benefits for 24 months.
You could be eligible if you live in England or Wales and you’re:
- out of work and have claimed unemployment benefits for 24 months
- a carer or former carer
- a former member of the armed forces or an armed forces reservist
- the partner of a current or former member of the armed forces
- a care leaver
- a young person in a gang
- a refugee
- a victim of domestic violence
- dependent (or have been dependent) on drugs or alcohol and it’s preventing you from getting work
- an ex-offender and you’ve completed a custodial or community sentence
- an offender serving a community sentence
You don’t have to be getting benefits to apply.
What you’ll get
You’ll get personal support to help you:
- identify your employment needs
- match your skills to work that’s available
- put you in touch with employers
- find long-term employment
- get training to help you find work
- manage health problems to reduce their impact on work
How to apply
Ask your work coach if you’re eligible.
If you don’t have a work coach, go to your local Jobcentre Plus and ask to speak to a work coach about the Work and Health Programme.