• May 30, 2024

DWP announces a £58 million increase for 25,000 British citizens with health problems 2023

By March 2025, the DWP will help over 25,000 health-challenged workers find or keep jobs.

Adults with physical or mental health disabilities can enroll in IPSPC.

It seeks to combine personalized career help and counseling with their health care.

Mel Stride MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, confirmed the program expansion.

GPs and practice nurses recommend clients to the program, which integrates job help and guidance into their health treatment.

“We know that work has a positive impact on people’s health and well-being and this pioneering programme will help thousands more people reap the benefits of fulfilling employment with the right help,” said Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Mel Stride MP.

Our commitment to health-related jobs has reached a key milestone.

“Through the reforms we set out earlier this year, we will continue to provide even more inclusive employment opportunities across the country to unlock people’s potential and grow the economy.”

The £27.9 million first phase of the IPSPC program, begun in April 2023, provides on-the-job “place and train” employment help and guidance to 12,700 people in South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, West London, Norfolk, Cheshire West and Chester, and West Midlands.

They are extending IPSPC to help up to 12,900 people in Enfield, Essex, Newham, Nottingham, Slough, and Surrey with an additional £31 million from the DWP and DHSC.

The Spring Budget unveiled the DWP’s Universal Support employment programme’s first phase.

Tom Pursglove MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, said: “In our Health and Disability White Paper we highlighted the importance of employment support for disabled people and people with health conditions, so it is absolutely right to expand the proven successful model of supported employment.

“I’m thrilled that this approach is improving participants’ employment prospects, well-being, self-confidence, and motivation to return to work.

“IPSPC will prepare us for Universal Support, which will provide individualized support to help people succeed in work.”

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