The Work and Health Programme (WHP) is the national programme that will replace the previous employment support programmes, Work Programme and Work Choice. For this programme only the London Borough of Bromley will also be included as an associate, with LLP overseeing the programme management.
The programme will operate for 5 years, with the possibility of a 2 year extension. London will launch the programme in March 2018.
The funding envelope devolved from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to North East London will be £19.1 m, matched with European Social Fund (ESF) funding to offer a maximum contract value of £19.1 m.
The devolved WHP offers sub-regions and boroughs the opportunity to increase employment among disadvantaged groups, unlock additional funding to help more local residents, and integrate employment services with public services. This will drive co-investment and opportunities to locally test what works with cohorts with complex labour market barriers.