The New Work and Health Programme: Next Steps for Welfare to Work

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Phil Martin, Deputy Director, DWP Labour Market Strategy
  • Rony Hacohen, Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team
  • Richard Clifton, Integrated Services Director, The Shaw Trust
  • Ayden Sims, Business Development Director, Remploy
  • Paul Wickson, Health and Wellbeing Manager, Working Links
  • Kirsty McHugh (Chair), Chief Executive, ERSA
  • Further speakers TBC


The Government’s new welfare-to-work scheme, the Work and Health Programme, comes into place this year. It will replace both Work Choice and the Work Programme, and will focus on those most able to find a job within 12 months.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear from Phil Martin, Deputy Director, DWP Labour Market Strategy about the new programme. This is the perfect opportunity to examine wider welfare policy issues, explore best practice in supporting people into employment, and network with colleagues from across the country.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Understanding the new Work and Health Programme
  • Changes from previous welfare-to-work schemes
  • Building on success and learning lessons from the Work Programme and Work Choice
  • Overcoming barriers to work: supporting those with complex needs into employment
  • The impact of the universal credit rollout
  • Good practice case studies of helping hard-to-reach groups into employment
  • Creating successful programmes built on integration with other local services

About the Day:

The morning session will focus on Government action and policy. Delegates will explore the new welfare-to-work scheme and wider welfare issues.

In the afternoon session delegates will hear about best practice currently underway in supporting unemployed people into work.

There will be plenty of time during the day for delegates to network with colleagues from across the country.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from across the employment sector, including: Work Programme prime & subcontractors; the wider welfare to work sector; Jobcentre Plus staff; local authorities; benefit advisers; employers; advice & support groups; and skills & training providers.

Tuesday 10th October 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each 

Charities | £150 per place

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