Important changes introduced to partner application and selection process

PeoplePlus has started bidding for the new Work and Health Programme 2017 – 2020/21, and is seeking a diverse mix of specialist partners. Commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions, the Work and Health Programme will replace the Work Programme and Work Choice and provide specialist support for the long-term unemployed and claimants with health conditions and disabilities.

The new programme requires providers to work closely with specialist health services, and we want to work with people who share our commitment to ensuring that the talents and skills of people with disabilities are properly recognised in the workplace.

We are seeking potential collaborations with providers who can demonstrate a track record of delivering end to end and/or specialist support services to people with complex, multiple barriers and moving them into sustainable employment.

We are interested in hearing from organisations in any area of the UK.

Providers who wish to partner with us will need to sign onto a new partner platform to assist our application and selection process. Details can be found in the “Partners” section on this website.

Once registered on the system, providers will be invited to complete the initial stage of our Expression of Interest process.

Existing providers will be contacted separately.

PeoplePlus is a leading employment support and training services company helping people to transform their lives and businesses through work, training, education and financial advice. We currently deliver the Work Programme in nine contract package areas, and in a further three as a sub-contractor, and offer jobseekers support and guidance on starting their own business through the New Enterprise Allowance scheme.

For further information please email businessdevelopment@peopleplus.co.uk