New Opportunities

London Work and Health Programme

  • Please find a summary of the opportunity below. To access  the accompanying EOI form, please click here.

In London, the ambition is to demonstrate that employment support integrated with local services can deliver employment and health outcomes that outperform national employment provision.

APM wants to work with partners at all levels, from formal end-to-end and specialist provision delivered and funded in innovative ways, to collaborations working alongside funded provision to enhance our clients’ opportunities. We want to work with the best organisations - both current partners and new partners - to ensure that clients and communities get the best possible service.

At the heart of what we do is the belief that there is a spark in everyone which APM and our partners nurture and develop to enable our clients to progress into sustainable employment and to be a positive contributor in society.

We want to develop working relationships that ensure that services delivered are complementary and not duplicated. We will develop clear partnership agreements, ensuring clarity and transparency to all utilising the best services from the best providers.

APM will be bidding in all four of the contract package areas. 

South London Partnership: Croydon, Kingston Upon Thames, Merton, Richmond and Sutton.

East London: Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

West London: Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.

Central London Works: Westminster, Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Kensington & Chelsea, Wandsworth, Hackney, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and City of London.

We know that many providers work across several boroughs and are delivering in more than one CPA currently.  We need you to complete just one form to cover all your information across the whole London geography.  You will have the opportunity to provide borough specific information within the form.

If you have already completed our initial Market Engagement survey or our Expression of Interest form for the DWP Home Counties Work and Health Programme tender, you will still need to complete a separate form for the Work and Health Programme in London as there are variations in some of the information we need.

Milestone Date: EOI launched 10th March 2017

Deadline for return of EOI: 24th March 2017

EOIs reviewed and scored: April 2017

Completed forms must be returned to  no later than close of play 24th March 2017. 


GMCA Working Well

The Greater Manchester Working Well Programme (Work and Health Programme). 

The GM programme will incorporate the core elements of the national model using the investment from DWP.

However the service offer to clients will be enhanced by additional fiscal investment from European Social Fund (ESF) and access to a number of integrated services and structures, with additional support and advice from partners in GM.

Principles of the Programme:

The GM programme will incorporate the key principles and learning from the Working Well Pilot and Expansion and include:

• Personalised Support: this Procurement invites providers to bid for the central aspect of the programme– provision of personalised support. They will act as the prime conduit to for integrated services for Working Well clients. Providers will support clients to access an appropriate range of services and provide intensive, bespoke packages of support to ensure that their personal barriers to employment and progression are tackled comprehensively and in an integrated and sequenced way.

• Integration: GM recognises that clients will have multiple, complex needs and provides the structure to help resolve these by ensuring that keyworkers are properly integrated with local services in order to succeed.

• Market shaping: The GM programme will continue to provide an opportunity to demonstrate that locally commissioned and managed services are more able to integrate and achieve better outcomes for clients

• Enhancing the ‘eco system’ of work, health and skills: the programme will continue to fundamentally change how skills, health and employment services function together, by offering a seamless, co-ordinated and sequenced package of services to the client enabling the achievement of multiple outcomes. Personalised support for those with the most significant barriers to employment sits at the heart of this ‘eco-system’, facilitating the client journey.

• Evaluation: There will be a robust evaluation of the programme to ensure wider application of successful delivery and outcomes, which will also inform development of future commissioning within GM and nationally.

What will the GM programme offer?     

The GM programme aims to provide a holistic approach to supporting individuals into work, incorporating support for clients with barriers such as; mental health, long term health conditions, musculoskeletal conditions and issues with substance misuse and addiction.

The programme will offer clients up to 15 months on programme support and up to a further six months of in-work support.

The service will also offer clients access to a range of skills support, work experience, employment support and support with psycho-social issues that often prevent people moving forward.  GM also wants to ensure that individuals and employers are supported to be sustained and in work above a specified earnings threshold.

The principle of integration with local services will continue to be the core of the programme. The provider will be a central part of the Local Integration Boards, facilitating access to local services and removing barriers by working in partnership with a range of specialist local services, with the client at the centre.

The provider will access support for participants via a mixture of in-house provision and the GM It is expected that the provider will have the following elements within their service offer:-

• Frequent and intensive access to an allocated keyworker

• A range of health support services that meet the diverse needs of the client group

• Superior levels of employer engagement to identify the appropriate opportunities

• Intensive in-work support, including expedient access to occupation health services

The co-ordination of the support package will be held by the individual keyworker and they will responsible for ensuring that clients receive a sequenced offer of support from  all elements of the programme offer.

Join our partnership:

If you are interested in partnering with us, please complete a registration of interest document by clicking here and return to  no later than 17/03/2017.

We will identify appropriate partner organisations based on information provided in response to the questions below, ensuring full geographical coverage and complementarity of providers through a fair and open procurement process.

Additional information may be requested.



Skills Support for the Unemployed Services

Please find a summary of the opportunity below. To read the advert in full, please click here.

The SFA, acting as an Opt-In Organisation for the European Social Fund (ESF), is procuring education and training services to meet priorities identified by Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area European Structural and Investment Funds Sub–Committees.

As an Opt-In Organisation the SFA provides match funding at Priority Axis level utilising sources of public funding as match for ESF funded activity including the provision of support programmes for those Unemployed/ Economically Inactive.

• Geography: Yorkshire, North Yorkshire & East Riding

• Business Line: Programmes for the Unemployed 


Specific Service Requirements: Lot 1: Skills Support for the Unemployed Theme

The aim of the service is to provide additional skills to unemployed individuals to increase their chance of employment / self-employment.

To include specific training / re-training for key sectors and additional activities to address specific needs, e.g. literacy, language or numeracy.

This Service must:-

  • Provide relevant training, support and work related experience and wrap around support, in line with local labour market opportunities, to assist individuals to move from learning / unemployment into sustainable work, ideally with training e.g. Apprenticeships.
  • Provide locally relevant, independent IAG and raise interest in careers in key sectors.
  • Offer tailored pathways into work including volunteering, internships, route-ways etc.
  • Develop employability skills including such as job search, communication and team working.
  • Develop a range of progression routes through learning into work, underpinned by independent, quality careers education and information, advice and guidance (IAG) that will give individuals relevant knowledge, skills and employability attributes, attitudes and behaviours.
  • Ensure appropriate levels of Maths, English and ICT.
  • Develop and support enterprise as a route to self-employment / employment.
  • Provide relevant technical level qualifications for individuals who may have higher level skills but need industry specific training, e.g. to include individuals who may already be qualified to levels 2, 3 or 4.

Candidates should consider including some of the following types of activity in their delivery framework:

  • Action planning
  • Confidence building
  • Mentoring
  • Job search / interview techniques
  • Support to overcome barriers
  • Basic skills
  • Brokerage of opportunities
  • Signposting
  • Specialist activities
  • After-care / follow on support
  • Self-employment advice

There must be an initial assessment to diagnose the existing skills and identify skills gaps of participants in relation to employer requirements and/or opportunities for self-employment. An individual learning plan must then be devised.

The Services must provide meaningful and appropriate information advice and guidance including an overview of the local labour market that will support individuals to secure suitable progression into a successful outcome and which raises interest in careers in the LEP’s priority sectors.

The Services must provide individual and continuous mentor/key worker support for each participant.

The Services must provide participants with advice on vacancies, job search, CV writing and interview techniques and assistance with registration, searching and applications for Inclusive Labour Market Specification Apprenticeship vacancies on as well as independent study and Career skills.

The Service must provide tailored support required for unemployed individuals. Training and support activity needs to demonstrate a maximum degree of flexibility to support individual employability and social mobility, and must be designed to help move people into sustainable work, including Apprenticeships or self-employment.

The Service should be available on a part-time or full-time (subject to benefit conditions where the individual is in receipt of benefits), and should be available on a roll-on, roll-off, year round basis that is responsive to emerging and changing local demand.

The Service must provide flexible support to help individuals to address personal and social barriers to employment, for example through the purchase of tools, essential travel costs, clothing for interviews/work, childcare and the requirement to have PPE equipment.

It will be expected that any testing /licence costs associated with training will be reimbursed e.g. CSCS card, SIA Licence. These costs will be integrated into the unit cost per individual.

APM are the Prime provider for Skills Support for the Unemployed in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding, we are now looking for partners to join our supply chain for the following services Delivery of non regulated and regulated training in the following areas

• Bio tech

• Agritech and biorenewables

• Agriculture and food processing

• Low carbon businesses

Provision of work experience / work placements to support the progression of clients into sustainable progression.


Join our partnership:

If you are interested in partnering with us, please complete the following registration of interest and return to  no later than 17/03/2017. 

We will identify appropriate partner organisations based on information provided in response to the questions below, ensuring full geographical coverage and complementarity of providers through a fair and open procurement process.

Additional information may be requested.