Work Routes

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Work Routes is designed to help unemployed people to enter and progress into sustainable employment.  

Who is it for? Customers must be unemployed and fall into one of the below categories:

• Pre-Work Programme who have been claiming for 26 weeks

• Pre-Work Programme claiming ESA who are in the WRAG group (work-related activity group)

• Lone parents claiming Income Support, with a youngest child aged one year or over

• People not in receipt of benefits, who are some distance away from gaining employment

• And who fall into one or more of the below:

o Drug and alcohol sufferers who have their condition under control or in recovery

o Ex-offenders

o People with mild to moderate mental health/learning difficulties


Where is the programme available?

• Central Leeds and Burmantofts

• Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne

• Cannock Chase District


What is involved? Support participants can expect:

• Effective interview techniques, including mock interview and feedback

• Money and debt management

• Motivation and confidence building

• Condition management support for people with low level health problems

• Signposting to community partners including: ESOL, basic skills, community learning, Skills for Life

• Work specific skills in partnership with local employers

• Access to supported employment opportunities for those with health issues/disabilities

• In-work support - with regular contact - for up to 26 weeks

• One-to-one and group activity

• Immediate CV and cover letter produced / provided

• Support with applications and job search

Interested? Email:


Work Routes is a DWP programme, co-financed by the European Social Fund. It is delivered on behalf of Reed.