Work Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd June 2015.

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Photo of Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what extra support his Department plans to provide to people who have not yet found employment through the Work Programme.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The Work Programme is succeeding. It is helping push long-term unemployment to its lowest level in over 5 years, and is transforming people’s lives.

But some people complete the programme without finding sustainable jobs. In April 2014 we introduced the intensive Help to Work package of support for these people. The programme is designed to quickly address claimants’ remaining barriers to work.

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