Work and Health Programme

The Work and Health Programme helps you find and keep a job if you’re out of work.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).


You could be eligible if you live in England or Wales and you’re:

  • disabled
  • out of work
  • a carer or former carer
  • a homeless person
  • a former member of His Majesty’s (HM) armed forces
  • a member of the HM armed forces reserves
  • the partner of a current or former member of HM armed forces
  • a care leaver
  • a young person in a gang or at risk of being involved with a gang
  • a refugee
  • a victim of domestic violence
  • dependent (or have been dependent) on drugs or alcohol and it’s preventing you from getting work
  • an ex-offender and you’ve completed a custodial or community sentence
  • an offender serving a community sentence

You do not have to be getting benefits to apply.

What you’ll get

You’ll get personal support to help you:

  • identify your employment needs
  • match your skills to work that’s available
  • put you in touch with employers
  • find long-term employment
  • get training to help you find work
  • manage health problems to reduce their impact on work

How to apply

Ask your work coach if you’re eligible. They will apply for you.

If you don’t have a work coach, go to your local Jobcentre Plus and ask to speak to a work coach about the Work and Health Programme.