If you know someone who would benefit from our programme, please ask them to speak to their Job Centre Plus (JCP) coach to refer them to our Work and Health Programme or complete the short application form below.
After you have been confirmed to start on the Work and Health Programme, 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.
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.
Stuart Reid, 36, was out of work for five years and experienced severe depression, made worse by his fruitless job search. Three months later Stuart’s confidence soared.
"I went from having zero confidence and not wanting to leave the house, to earning my own money and rebuilding my self-respect. I was so nervous when I first attended but they eased my worries and helped in so many practical ways. I'm making new friends at work and feel like I have a purpose in life again. I'm looking forward to working my way onwards and upwards."
Victoria Colyer has always worked but three years ago she found herself out of work with her confidence and self-esteem at an all-time low.
“I received friendly, non-judgemental support and was even helped to sort out my benefits. At the beginning the thought of work made me feel nervous. My Key Worker found a vacancy that they thought I would be perfect for, but I wasn’t so sure. They taught me to recognise my strengths, gave me the confidence to apply and helped me with my CV and interview skills. Eight months later I am in the same role with money in my pocket and plans to decorate my house! If someone had told me that my life would be like this a year ago I never would have believed them. I am happier than ever.”
Isobel Reid, 56, has battled with a serious back condition, mental health problems and alcohol addiction for much of her adult life. Having given up drinking four years ago, Isobel found a job despite being out of work for 37 years.
“Slowly my nerves settled and I really benefitted from hearing the experiences of others. I felt really important; to think a large company like Mitie wanted me. I am so much more outgoing now and hope that my experiences can help others in similar situations. I’ve learnt not to make excuses for myself. I got help, got a job, and it’s changed my life."