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Working Well: Pioneer

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As a precursor to Universal Support and as part of the devolved Working Well: Work and Health Programme, Working Well: Pioneer is a new service which aims to support economically inactive residents to access and sustain paid work in the open labour market.

The £3.2m programme delivered by InWorkGM, an alliance partnership between Ingeus and The Growth Company, will provide intensive employment support for over 1,900 economically inactive residents with a wide array of needs between September 2023 and June 2026. The programme will be using the proven supported employment 'place and train' model which aims to move individuals quickly into work with wraparound in-work support once they start a job.

The programme will predominantly be taking referrals from a range of different eligible signposting organisations via outreach and is aimed at individuals who are committed to finding employment within 12 months. InWorkGM will be working closely with employers to ensure there is a good match between the strengths of the individual and the right job for them, not just any job. 

Participants are provided with early access to jobs based on their preferences and a wide range of holistic support through both internal and external services (including job and skills matching as well as a wide range of health interventions). Tailored support aligned to both the participant's and employer's needs is also provided to help the individual sustain in work which may involve job coaching, training, support from a workplace mentor and regular workplace reviews.

Ask your local Jobcentre Plus or visit (External site) to register.
Eligibility criteria applies.