Welfare to Work

– Worries over gap in provision for people with disabilities

Existing welfare to work contracts aimed at supporting people with disabilities are not being renewed. The Work Programme aims to be up and running by June and Grayling confirmed that existing unemployment programmes can continue to take on new customers until then. However the contracts for the New Deal for Disabled People and Pathways to Work for people with disabilities are not being extended potentially leading to hundreds of job losses.


Kirsty McHugh, chief executive of the Employment Related Services Association, the providers’ trade body, found that 1,500 possible redundancies were already in consultation based in a survey of less than a third of the association’s membership.

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  1. That’s the way to go IDS, take away the benefits of the disabled and then donthelp them, leave them to rot, what a bastard…..

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