Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

ESF - Working Well Provider Appointed

On Wednesday 23rd November 2017 Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) formally announced the appointment of InWork GM Alliance as the provider of the Working Well (Work and Health Programme) contract in Greater Manchester.

InWork GM Alliance is a partnership between Ingeus and The Growth Company and includes Pathways CIC and Pluss as specialist health, wellbeing and disability support organisations.

Working Well will be formally launched at the end of January 2018 when InWork GM will start taking referrals onto the programme from Jobcentre Plus.

About Working Well
Working Well aims to provide a holistic approach to supporting people into work with a particular focus on supporting individuals who face compounding and complex barriers such as: mental health needs, long term health conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, and issues with addiction.

The programme will offer people fifteen months of on-programme support and up to six months in-work support to aid their transition into employment and support longer term sustainable work.

Working Well in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester was in a unique position in commissioning the provider for Working Well having been devolved powers from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Through these devolved powers, the GMCA extended the scope and the reach of the Working Well (Work and Health Programme), bringing a funding package of £52 million for the programme to support over 22,000 individuals in Greater Manchester between 2018 and 2024. The programme is part-financed by the European Social Fund.

Read the full announcement from Greater Manchester Combined Authority here.