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I thought my working days were over...

...but luckily I was given the support to start taking small steps...not pushed into doing anything, just helped to believe in myself a little more. I got help, got a job, and it’s changed my life.

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Giving local people the knowledge and independence to create better lives for themselves and their communities through employment

We know everyone is different, that's why our service is tailored around you and your needs. We work with a range of people including health professionals, employment specialists and local community organisations to create a support package to help you find the right job, at the right time.

Work and Health provides support for those unemployed people with health conditions or disabilities. It is also designed to help those individuals who have been out of work for a long time as well as those who might need some specialist support.

Our Services in your Community

Flexible approach

Flexible
approach

Local to you

Local
to you

Tailored to you

Tailored
to you

Easy to access support

Easy to access
support

What will you get out of Work and Health?

Key Worker

Your employment specialist will help you find a job and will ensure you get the advice, guidance and support you need to move into work at your pace

Online Support

Access to a digital service that allows you to do things your way. Accessible 24/7, you can schedule your own appointments at a time and date that suits you, join online courses that you know will benefit you, and look for jobs that match your skills. Digital support will be provided to help you navigate the hub

Free Learning

Take part in online health or skills training packages including fit club, back care and creating a CV. Or, join one of many face-to-face courses supporting you with anything from managing your health condition, setting up online banking, understanding your strengths or enhancing your IT skills

Flexible and Easy to Access

Join us in one of our friendly, open office spaces or meet in locations where you feel comfortable such as a coffee shop, community centre or maybe even your local library

Wellbeing

Physical and mental health support from our in-house qualified professionals, local community experts and specialist health organisations that we have built relationships with to ensure that you have access to a range of wellbeing support that best suits your needs

Specialist Support

Help with barriers such as substance abuse, addiction or rehabilitation. We can also support with issues such as housing and homelessness

Employer Relationships

Access to vacancies with local and national employers, who we can work with to explain your individual situation. Or, if self-employment is something you are interested in we can provide expert advice

Local Community Links

If we don’t specialise in it we will find you someone who does. Our local partnerships mean that we can put you in touch with the right people or work with your current support network to ensure you get an all-round service

Get Involved

If you haven’t yet joined Work and Health you can follow these simple steps to get involved:

Step 1

Get Involved

Speak to your JCP Work Coach about the programme to see if it is right for you, or find out more about joining the programme.

Step 2

Step 2

If you are successfully referred you will be contacted within 48 hours to arrange an appointment.

Step 3

Step 3

You will meet your dedicated Key Worker giving you both the chance to get to know each other. You will get the opportunity to explain your personal circumstances, your health conditions or disability, and chat about your hopes for the future. The more your Key Worker knows about you the better support they can provide.

Step 4

Step 4

Your Key Worker will coordinate everything for you, from recommending group workshops to arranging one-to-one support from our qualified health professionals. They can also suggest online courses, help you with your IT skills and even provide in-work support as and when you feel ready to move into work.

Helping People

Who We Are

Work and Health is delivered across the North West in partnership with:

Ingeus

Ingeus makes sure people have the skills, support and behaviours to get jobs, gain independence and become productive employees

Halton

Halton Borough Council are an experienced end-to-end provider and have fully integrated links with local services

Seetec Pluss

Pluss are an award winning Community Interest Company that supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages move towards and into employment each year

Our Locations

Ingeus Blackburn

Unit B First Floor
St Johns Court
Ainsworth Street
Blackburn
BB1 6AR

Ingeus Barrow

Lesser Kings Hall
Hartington Street
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 5SR

Ingeus Blackpool

Enterprise Centre
291-305 Lytham Road
Blackpool
FY4 1EW

Ingeus Carlisle

Room 23 - 31 2nd Floor
Bourne House
Milbourne Street
Carlisle 
CA2 5XF

 

Ingeus Huyton

Huyton Ground
Education Offices
Huyton Hey Road
Huyton
L36 5YH

Ingeus Lancaster

The Storey
Meeting House Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1TH

Ingeus Liverpool

First Floor
State House
Dale Street
Liverpool
L2 4TR

 

Ingeus Nelson

Suite 107
Pendle Business Centre
Commercial Road
Nelson
BB9 9BT

Ingeus Preston

Suite 1
Eighth Floor
Marshall House
Lawson Street
Preston
PR1 2QD

 

Ingeus Southport

Suite D
45-51 Shakespeare Street 
Southport
PR8 5AB

Ingeus St. Helens

World of Glass
Chalon Way
St Helens
WA10 1BX

Ingeus Whitehaven

The Senhouse Centre 
3 Senhouse Street
Whitehaven
CA28 7ES

Ingeus Workington

Best Life Building People First 
4-8 Oxford Street
Workington
CA14 2AH

You can join the Work and Health Programme by speaking to your Job Centre Plus (JCP) coach at your next appointment.

British Sign Language Services

If you're a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can contact us using InterpretersLive! This service enables access to on demand and pre-booked, qualified NRCPD British Sign Language interpreters, 24 hours a day, 365 a year. Find out more.