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Work Programme: Mental Health

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with mental health charities on the effect of the Work Programme on its participants.

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

Officials met with the Disability Charities Consortium on 15 January to discuss input into the new Work and Health Programme, which included discussion of the lessons learned from the Work Programme. Officials will also be attending a round table on future employment support, hosted by Mind, on 24 March.

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