The Work Programme, announced within the 2010 Spending Review, is set to replace the current Welfare to Work Agenda - emphasising the need for tailored support. The Work Programme contracts will be worth between £3-5bn over seven years and organisations will be paid using the benefit savings made from getting people into work.
It is hoped that these initiatives will support more than one million people back into work
The benefits of tackling worklessness are endless, including reducing poverty, supporting the most vulnerable and breaking the cycle of benefit dependency. That said, the implementation of drastic policy developments are likely to create as much doubt as excitement especially around equality of access, customer care, accessing contracts and effective partnership working.
This conference will provide you the opportunity to hear from sector leaders, government and academics who will provide analysis and best practice examples in implementing, accessing and overcoming the potential opportunities and hurdles of the Work Programme.