Work Programme providers deliver personalised support, tailored to the individual needs of participants. The Department monitors the characteristics, including ethnicity, of participants referred to the Work Programme on an ongoing basis, and Work Programme providers are bound through the terms of their contract to prevent unlawful discrimination and promote equality of opportunity in respect of ethnicity.
Furthermore DWP has commissioned a consortium led by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) to undertake an independent evaluation of the Work Programme. Evaluation work started in autumn 2011 and will conclude in 2014. This evaluation will consider the effectiveness of the programme for different types of participants, including black and minority ethnic participants.